(taken with Canon PowerShot SX110IS and edited in Picnik)
from my perspective
Here’s a side view of Spaceship Earth Geosphere, otherwise known as the ‘giant golf ball’. This ‘ball’ greets visitors at the entrance of Disney’s Epcot in Orlando, FL. If you wanted to use the ball as a golf ball you’d have to stand at least 1.2 miles tall. Other than Cinderella’s Castle, it is one of the most recognizable icons for Disney.
Behind Spaceship Earth is a lake that is surrounded by sections that represent 11 countries including Mexico, France, Canada, United States, Norway, China and Italy. Each country’s ‘section’ has an attraction, restaurant and shops that sale items specific to that country.
While we were there Epcot was celebrating with a ‘wine and food festival’. Every few feet was a new kiosk with food from a different country. A fellow student of our children who was visiting the same week did not eat much for two days just so he could eat his way around the lake. What a wonderful experience he had. Until a little over a year ago he was an impoverished orphan half way around the world. Just before turning 15 a Nashville couple adopted him. It was such fun to watch him experience DisneyMagic for the first time. 🙂
Here’s a photo that I took at my friends’ Sweet Tea Diner’ restaurant in Nashville. They have good southern food, the atmosphere is very njoyable and the service is great. My friend Marty has made a stage at one end and he has a huge organ and some other instruments as well. There are bubble machines on the ceiling everywhere and there are TV’s that play TVLand, Andy Griffith or some other nostalgic family friendly program. There is a bookshelf with an assortment of board games to play. His wife Lisa has decorated it to look very cute. If you get the chance to come to Nashville and want to experience a good ole’ southern ‘meat & three’ restaurant; this is the place to go.