Tim had another great recommendation which was to visit Mount Dora. We took off mid morning and drove the 30 miles to the place and found it to be a very charming little town with some history.
It was a big of a foggy and drizzly day, but the temps were in the 60's so it was not at all unpleasant.
We drove around the town first, then parked our car and walked it.
A great thing about the soggy weather was that it wasn't too crowded. I think I read that this small place somehow handles 250,000 visitors at their annual Arts and Crafts festival! Yikes.. Glad we missed that.
It looks as if it is mostly a tourist town with a historic area that is thriving. Many times old downtown areas have empty stories and are neglected. This place looks like it is thriving.
We had a nice lunch at the Lost Parrot Cafe that was great. The atmosphere at mid day was terrific. It has some 70's music playing in the background (Linda Ronstadt, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor etc)that made you want to linger and take it all in.
The town is on the shores of Lake Dora and there are a couple of old tourist hotels still in full operation.
We wanted to see the local museum and found it after a little bit of hunting.
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