Today was a day off from the "convention world" we have been part of. After 9 days of convention activities...time away. There were things to pack up and put on trucks back to Dallas, but once completed we headed out of town to Mount Dora.
Mount Dora is about 27 miles N.W. of Orlando, Florida. It's a small town that evokes that quiet and comfortable “Southern” charm and hospitality of a lakefront community. There are gentle rolling hills and orange groves surrounding the city. At an elevation of 184 feet above sea level, Mount Dora is Florida’s equivalent of a mountain top town.
The large, beautiful lake upon which the City grew is named for Ms. Dora Ann Drawdy (1819-1885), who homesteaded in the mid-1800's. Ms. Dora 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. Today, Ms. Drawdy is buried in Umatilla.
We began our adventure by looking for a place to eat lunch.
We fly home tomorrow...so things will fall back into a rhythm of being home. I'll also report on some of the reading. I didn't get a lot read...once people arrived for the convention, I had a lot more company at the pool which meant a lot more time to visit with old friends.