Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Disney World: Epcot

The second day (and the beginning of the third), we hopped over to Epcot for a little bit. Mostly just to see all the characters and eat some decent food (surprisingly enough, Disney food is not the greatest. Oh well, you win some, you lose some...). 
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We started trading pins thanks to a friend's advice! This was probably the best souvenir we could have invested in. They're small (perfect for us future tiny-homers) and it's a fun activity to do the whole trip. Thoughts for next time though- buy some cheaper ones online and trade for good ones! Pins at Disney World are ridiculously pricey. 
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My mom, sister, Eliza, and Belle. 
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Mulan
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Alice (and Brandon being the cheshire cat)
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Mary Poppins
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My brother trying on a sweet kimono. 
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Boat rides we took between parks...

And one of my favorite parts in Disney World. So in Epcot, in the Land building, they have a little boat ride that is called Living With The Land. You go through several areas where they show the different environmental regions and then you get a mini tour of their 4 greenhouses/research facilities where they experiment with all kinds of crazy awesome hydroponics. I was floored. And we rode it four times. IMG_4597
A sweet potato canopy (yes, they grow sweet potatoes up there!)
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Salad bar
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Tomato tree
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Vertically grown cucumbers
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These awesome floating planters. They revolve around and move on the little track you see above. 
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Water drips down into the gravel below where they have other plants growing and it gets cycled back up. 
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And this was probably the coolest one of all, they had floating brussel sprout plants that revolve around in a circle. Half the time, they travel through that little trench type area you see to the very right and the roots get sprayed! Incredible. 

Remember my experiments with hydroponics? I can't wait to start back up again once our tiny home is ready! 

So that was our Epcot adventure! I started taking less pictures at this point because I was too busy enjoying myself but I made sure to get the important stuff. 
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