My Mother-in-Law celebrated her 70th birthday last week, and I helped her by taking her to the Epcot Food and Wine Celebration. She has a “Gourmet Club” that meets once a month, so this would be right up her alley!!
We got in for free courtesy of our oldest daughter Sam’s friend who works at the Animal Kingdom Lodge.
This was a most unusual trip to Disney as we had no children accompanying us!! How weird is that?? We had a great time, but didn’t get to do even half of what we wanted to do!!
***WARNING: photo heavy!!!***
My Mother-in-Law and daughter Sam on the boat to the Magic Kingdom
The Contemporary Hotel…another original hotel and the only one the monorail runs straight through!
It wouldn’t be a trip to Disney without Main Street in the Magic Kingdom, all dressed up for fall!!
Our destination was the food and wine event, but my MIL really wanted to go to It’s a Small World, and the Country Bear Jamboree…and since she was the birthday girl…WE DID JUST THAT!! The castle was on our way!
Here is the amazing Cinderella’s castle!! What a beautiful blue sky Florida day!! You can see why I love this state!!
Inside “It’s a Small World” . Disney’s attention to detail is simply unrivaled!! Sheer delight to take it all in!
More fall dressing, with a touch of Halloween.
We found a wonderful glass artist in the crystal shop on Main Street. He was so cordial and did amazing work.
Here he is working on a Christmas ornament.
After he was done with this ornament, he took a few minutes to show me his glass sculptures and the beads his wife makes. He was also very encouraging to me, and convinced me to get back to making beads myself!! What a blessing!!
Glass work is just so fascinating!!
I LOVE this sword display, also in the crystal shop.
A different angle on the swords. The craftsmanship in the handles is awesome!
We went to the Country Bear Jamboree, and then hopped on the monorail to go to Epcot.
We went on Spaceship Earth, the big sphere at Epcot and my MIL loved it! We then ate at The Land, and had a wonderful meal. Any veggies served there are straight from the greenhouse on the property. Nice and fresh!!
We were quickly running out of time and it was quite crowded, so we were only able to make a couple of stops.
We stopped at the Twinings tea shop. It is so cute!
This adorable fireplace and kettle are inside the tea store.
I purchased a couple of goodies in here for YOU, my bloggy friends! Nothing huge, but straight from the HOUSE OF MOUSE!! More on that at the end!! I couldn’t capture the real charm of this store, but at least you get to see a little glimpse.
Last stop and at the end of a long line is the bakery in France. Epcot is divided into countries and England and France were all we made it to! Hubby had given us an assignment to bring home 2 Napoleans from this bakery; another charming store!
First up in the case is what I would buy for me!! Cheesy croissants, tarts, sandwiches, cheeses galore!! YUM YUM!!
And then come the sweets!!
We got to see a bit of the fireworks show as we were walking towards the exit. It was a great display with other effects as well!
All in all we had a wonderful time! My MIL said “DELIGHTFUL” which was exactly my goal for her!!
Mission accomplished!! For us it was just what the title of this post says!! Everything except the wine!!
Now for the “tea goodies”!!!
Just leave a comment telling me if you have been to Disney World or not, and if you have what your favorite thing to do there is!!
You will then be entered in the drawing! I will announce the winner on Friday!!
Have a joyful day, sweeties, and be a nuisance to the devil, ok???