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At Epcot, her father lead the way through what felt like millions of crowded pavilions that surrounded the World Showcase Lagoon. They walked through Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and finally, Canada. She was tired but her father seemed entertained, so she played along through the crowds, the acrobats and one really slow boat ride that her father used about eight rolls of camera film on. She even waited patiently while he browsed the gift shop, buying a coffee cup and a seven dollar keychain. She felt like a good daughter.

By the time they reached the hotel, it was late in the evening. Her father said that he was exhausted from the sun and that she could go out to the main park by herself for a while, if she wanted to. She thanked him and left, feeling like her skin was humming with the pride of independence.