There’s a bird outside of our hotel room that keeps flying into the window. He’s been at it for about 10 minutes now. He/she’s a cute little critter with a bright orange beak. Hope they don’t hurt themselves!
We had to switch hotel rooms late last night. When we left earlier in the day, we called the front desk to fix our shower because the water wasn’t draining right. Then when we got back last night, the toilet wasn’t flushing! So we called and they had us switch rooms. Apparently the original room was pretty ghetto. Our new room has a bigger bathroom and a few other upgrades, like a nightstand on my side of the bed, lol. I was like, WTF? I need to learn how to navigate Expedia better, I think.
Yesterday, we toured Epcot. Crazy how everything is pretty much what I remember it being like 23 years ago; Not much has changed!
The very first attraction we stumbled into was the Cool Club where you can try samples of sodas from all over the world.
Some of them were very good; some were very bad, lol.
Next, we went to “America” to get a smoked
dinosaur turkey leg that we saw people gnawing on in the Magic Kingdom yesterday. Dustin loves turkey legs, and I’ve never had a smoked one, so it was exciting for us, haha.
They were HUMONGOUS! No wonder they charge $10 bucks each for them, lol.
Dustin’s mouth was watering…
I felt really bad wasting 90% of it, but 5 or 6 bites into it, the novelty wore off and I was DONE, lol. It was very good, but it was just too much. We should have shared one.
After the turkey leg, we shared a funnel cake with powdered sugar. Oh. my. LAWD. that was SO good!!! We paced ourselves and had just 2 bites each because…
The Vanity Fair International Food and Wine Festival was going on!! We made our way around to several of the countries to try a little bit of… EVERYTHING! The portions were small and priced between $2.75 and $5 each, most were around $3 or $4. So it came out to like $2 per bite of anything we had, heh.
It was very difficult to get a clear picture of that sign; SO MANY PEOPLE!
We started with Brazil where we got the mahi mahi. The portion is very tiny. I think the plates were 4” or so.
Yum! 2 small bites each of this.
Next: Scandinavian cuisine. We opted for the Swedish meatballs with I think was a current sauce? Not sure, but it was DELICIOUS! This was my third favorite sample.
One each of balls. Tastiest meatball I have ever had! Sorry mom.
Next: China for black pepper shrimp with noodles.
Meh. Nothing special there. Tasted like typical Chinese food. We had one bite each.
Next: South Korean pork lettuce wrap with some kind of cabbage slaw. My second favorite. AMAZING! I must make this at home or find a Korean restaurant. It was fantastic!!! I had 2 big bites of this baby.
This booth was called CHEESE, no specific country or region. We tried the cheese fondue with mini baguette. It wasn’t good at all. It was just ok, the bread tasted stale. One bite each was all we had for this.
Hopped over to the Germany booth for a sausage pretzel roll. This was beyond delicious!! By far our favorite booth. We ate the whole thing and wanted more. Dustin said he didn’t know you could do something so amazing with a pretzel, hahaha. The sausage was smooth and flavorful, and the pretzel roll with a bit of mustard = awesome. Just. pure, unadulterated awesomeness. Must try to make this at home or move to Germany.
Stopped by Poland for pierogis with sour cream and kalbasa. Also very delicious, coming in at number 4 on my favorites list.
One each of those.
We tried the smoked paprika fennel and squid salad at the Portugal booth.
YUCK! It was WAY too salty.
Didn’t like at all.
Needed to cleanse our palate, so we quickly trotted over to Belgium for a truffle.
Came in a pack of two, and it was anti-climatic. Definitely not the tastiest truffle I have ever had. I had half of my piece.
We were feeling adventurous, so our last stop was France for escargot and crème brulee.
We’ve never had escargot before. I was expecting it in a shell, but they served them in tiny little bread bowls.
One bite each of these…
It didn’t really taste like much of anything but buttery bread, slightly fishy. It wasn’t as traumatic as I was expecting it to be. I’d try them again sometime.
The crème brulee wasn’t impressive at all. It was cold and bland. We had just one bite each.
We had lots of fun trying everything, and even though it seems like a lot of food, it really only amounted to 8-10 bites total, so we were actually pretty hungry still, especially because each bite was about 10-15 minutes apart.
We wanted to eat at the German restaurant last night, but it was a 60-minute wait, so we left Epcot and came back to the hotel. We ended up going to Joe’s Crab Shack for a late night crab and seafood feast. Yeah, it’s a chain and the butter probably wasn’t real, but that’s ok. Still yummy! We ordered two steam pots of crab and crawfish. I didn’t take any pictures because it was so messy, but we had a blast there!! It was surprisingly delicious despite being, well, a chain restaurant. The dungeness and snow crab was VERY tasty and the service was excellent. We had fun. They get the j3nn seal of approval.
Today, we’re taking it easy. My feet are kind of sore and blistered from walking so much, so we’re skipping the theme parks today and doing other touristy things, like go karts!!!
We have a load of laundry in the wash right now. I hate the idea of bringing dirty clothes home, so we’re washing them all before we go. The laundry room is easily accessible from the elevator, so I don’t mind spending some time doing chores to avoid some yuckiness later, haha.
Off to eat something delicious… be back later!