The past week and the upcoming two are chock-full of travel.
Last weekend found me in Orlando for the third time this year.
Ok, I am a total dork and love Orlando, so this is fine with me, even though I feel like this guy:
I was ostensibly speaking at a conference – which I did, I swear! – but Sunday was a down day for me.
Since I was staying near EPCOT Center at one of my favorite hotels, I decided to walk over to EPCOT for the afternoon.
Turns out, the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival was happening while I was there, and I have to say, it was totally charming.
Numerous topiaries are created for the event and scattered throughout the park:
This one was my favorite:
You can even buy a form to create your own at topiary at home:
Many of the other areas in the park were bedazzled with plants and flowers:
Special food and drink offerings were also available at many outdoor kitchens during the event.
Since I’ve been on a sugar/alcohol/gluten detox for the past month, I didn’t want to blow it by indulging, but I did enjoy some cucumber and mint spa water from the Urban Kitchen stand:
Since it was about 90 degrees with 90% humidity, this hit the spot.
And Disney being Disney and all, there were merchandise opportunities:
This was an unexpectedly fun day. It was great to stumble upon an event like this.
One last snap of EPCOT at night: