It was also a mixed bag of weather over in Florida, some really cold days, where coats and scarves were needed. Not at all what we had imagined. The sun however never let us down, it always shined through brightly if not warm.
Despite our worries we did manage to get out and about and enjoy some precious moments. Several of our activities centred around Mount Dora one of our favourite places to be. We enjoyed the antique extravaganza and had a ball looking for vintage buttons and patterns to add to my collection.
There was stall after stall with some real delights, a feast for the eyes. I could have bought so much had I been able to get it all back. I did manage to get quite a few bits and pieces, which I will share with you at a later date.
Mount Dora has so much to offer, with a beautiful town centre and lots of inviting shops to wander around. The bench outside a craft/gift shop made my husband and I smile...
We also took a moment to step back in time and enjoyed the round trip between Tavares and Mount Dora on the Orange Blossom Cannonball steam locomotive, which has been featured in over 20 movies and TV shows. It really was a thrilling experience!
We also managed to catch up with some friends and met at the English tea room for afternoon tea. It was lovely to meet up and chat with Jan and Don. Good food and good company, not enough time.
They are coming over to the UK in September so hopefully we will be able to catch up again, for a longer visit. The tearoom was a real delight with some beautiful vintage cups/saucers and British memorabilia. A feast for all the senses.
I will continue with my holiday update later as I must get ready to visit my Dad. I will catch up with you all when I can. Have a great weekend.
See you soon.