There were still corners of Epcot we hadn't seen yet. In one of them was the Festival Center, and of primary interest in it was the History of Chocolate, with free Ghirardelli chocolate samples.
Nearby was the Mission Space ride. It's along the line of Soarin but with individual seats and a control panel that sits just a few inches in front of your face. And the video hostess is Gina Torres, who we know from "Suits".
Then on to more food. At the Farm Fresh stand we got their Crispy Chicken with cornbread and red eye gravy. And it was easily the best thing I've had at a Food and Wine booth!
At the Mexico booth we bought the Rib Eye Taco, which was OK. That's not much compared to the Crispy Chicken, but it was better than what followed. Africa's Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket didn't appeal to me. Hops and Barley's Smoked Beef Brisket didn't appeal to Randy. Things got a little better at Japan's booth, with the Wasabi Shumai Steamed Pork Dumplings which Randy said weren't bad, but I did not like them at all. We followed that with Australia's Grilled Sweet & Spicy Bush Berry Shrimp. My first bite wasn't quite done and that turned me off it immediately. Fortunately Refreshment Port was nearby. Their Pineapple Whip Soft-serve ice cream was just what I needed to cleanse my palate! For dessert we got a Peanut Butter and White Chocolate Mousse at Earth Eats.
We decided to try the international drinks in Club Cool again, looking for something refreshing. I settled on South Africa's Biblo. It's nothing like Diet Coke but it's carbonated, sweet and not too bad once you get used to it.
Then we got in line for Soarin'. There was a 40 minute wait but it's a delightful ride. Unfortunately after we'd been in line for 30 minutes and were within sight of our destination, there was an announcement that "some" of the rides were down so the waits would be longer. We decided to stick it out and after waiting in line an hour we finally got on. I was really tired of the wait but it turned out to be a lovely way to end the day.