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Feb 11, 2016 - Mt Dora Dulcimer Festival

I decided to take the RV up to Mt. Dora (see map) without the car and figured the cost would be the same as driving up and getting a motel room. Friends went up too, so I rode with them in the evenings to get dinner in the village. This was the 14th annual mountain dulcimer festival, but there are other instruments as well - hammered dulcimer, autoharp, psaltry, ukelele, guitar, and others I think. We go to 5 sessions during the day with a break for lunch, then get treated to a concert by instructors on Friday and Saturday nights. This was...

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Aug 30, 2015 - Our Trip to Mount Dora

Local legend suggests that the large, beautiful lake upon which the city of Mt. Dora grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885), who homesteaded in the mid 1800's and befriended federal surveyors with her warm hospitality. In 1846, the surveyors named Lake Dora for her, and years later, in 1883, the small but growing town was named for the lake. There is no mountain at Mt. Dora since most of Florida is quite flat. But the town is on an escarpment almost 200 feet above the lake, which is very unusual in Florida. Thus it was considered...

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Travels In Serenity

May 4, 2015 - Mount Dora and Segways

5-4-15 Mount Dora and Segways Had breakfast looking at Spanish moss framing Lake Saunders and a family of sandhill cranes strolling by. Doesn’t get better. Today’s adventure is the Segway tour of Mount Dora recommended to us by our friend Pauline. We were on time for our 9:30AM tour. We were the only ones going on the early tour. Our tour guide/instructor, John, told us anyone can ride a Segway. He had a 93 year old woman ride with no problem. That made us feel a bit better until he added that the only people he ever had problems with were...

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May 3, 2015 - Ocala to Mount Dora, FL

5-3-15 Ocala to Mount Dora, FL We were due out of our Villa by 10AM and we took our sweet time getting ready to roll. We got packed and talked about the pros and cons of moving to Florida (or anywhere else for that matter). For now we are thinking about it. No doubt that living in this community would be a little like living at Downton Abbey. By chance, we caught a glimpse of our friends Bill and Janet whom we met on the first day tour. We wished them well and talked with another RC guy who made the mistake of having his garage door open...

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Mar 4, 2013 - Mount Dora

The day started cool but quickly warmed up to a decent temperature. The wind which had been coming down from Canada had dropped, the humidity was low so it was the perfect day for exploring the small town of Mount Dora, about 50 minutes north by car. They call it a city but it is not much bigger than West Kilbride. It is a really pretty little town built beside Lake Dora with lots of leafy streets and attractive buildings . We did a walking tour around the town which gave us a little bit of the history of the buildings and showed us the...

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The Woods at Large

Nov 16, 2012 - Cool in Florida

Second night in Mt. Dora, FL and enjoying being back in this cute town. Know where the thrift stores & good food stops are. Overcast here and on the cool side. Had the brakes on Gopher, the 22' Class C Toyota motor home, replaced yesterday & did some shopping. Dog sitting, laundry, & visiting friends from past two winters here today. Get to watch TV!

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May 5, 2012 - Mount Dora Florida

We visited Mount Dora when every third weekend of the month the largest Antique, Flea and Farmers market is held. Even though we were not there on the third weekend, we did get some very nice produce, boiled peanuts and found an Acme grater (the only grater Reggi's mom and now Reggi) to make potato dumplings for her Pork & Potato dumplings. We walked around Renninger's Antique & Art Center, lots of very nice antiques. Drove to downtown Mount Dora had Mexican food to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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Disney World Trip

Feb 19, 2011 - Visit with Delarosa's

Visit with friends from Newport. I will combine a couple days here. As coincidence would have it, Darci and Rudy Delarosa (used to be Darci Trego, for those thay may know her) moved out here just a month or so ago. Darci's daughter Barbara works at Disney World, so they decided to come out here for awhile. Darci's son Eric was a friend of Jared's in high school, and all of us spent many a day on the basketball and baseball bleachers together. Also, Darci's ex - Doug - was Jared's coach for a few years. Anyway, Rudy and I got in a game of...

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Feb 13, 2011 - Mount Dora, Florida

Well, here’s the rest of our adventure from Saturday. After our visit to Yalaha Bakery we continued eastward to the small town (population of about 12,000) of Mount Dora. It is located on Lake Dora and has a charming historic downtown. We had intentions of doing the volksmarch as a way of exploring the area, but our stop at the bakery put us a little behind schedule. Instead of rushing through a 6 mile volksmarch, we decided to just wander around town. Our first stop was at the Chamber of Commerce which is located in the old train depot....

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Scratchin' the Itch

Jan 28, 2009 - Road Trip To Mount Dora

Sorry so many of you are under the ice and snow times again. We are enjoying our warmest temperatures yet in Florida! The low is only in the 60s and the high in the upper 70s. Because it is so nice, we went on a road trip today. We went about 60 miles northeast to a little town called Mount Dora. It is almost due north of Orlando. It is advertised as the Antique Capital of Florida. It is on land high enough in Florida to be called a mountain—184 feet. It is also near a series of lakes. It lies directly beside Lake Dora. The railway...

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