Friday, August 26, 2011

John Lennon in Mount Dora

Recently we took a trip to a mountain town in Florida. OK it wasn't mountains but it was hilly. The mountain town is Mount Dora and there were actually hills in the town, with an elevation of 189 feet. We saw this bronze sculpture by Lawrence Holofcener titled Imagine and Gary sat on the bench right next to John Lennon in Mount Dora. This is one of the reasons I love Gary, he's so spontaneous. He saw the sculpture, skipped up, sat down, and put his arm around John.

The town had lots of interesting architecture and tourist shops were full of people even on this very hot summer day.

Gary said he could live in a town like this. There might be hope yet for me yet to move to a bigger town.

Many of the streets were lined with huge oak trees. The town sits on Lake Dora but Gary's knee was throbbing him so we didn't get down there. A few months ago Gary got a bike to get some exercise and I think he wrenched his knee overdoing it. I got him a knee brace but he forgot to bring it that day.

Mount Dora could be called the city of parks. There are seventeen parks listed in the city directory. This is the park building in the middle of Donnolly Park adjacent the downtown area. Have a good weekend. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I can see why you and Gary like that town, very nice.

  2. Hi Lori, thanks, there's a lot happening in that town all the time.

  3. I love towns with lots of parks and tree lined streets. Much nicer than high rise concrete towers :^) Hope Gary's knee is better soon - we have to learn to pace ourselves once we get over 50 :( Oow, sorry I'm guessing there..

  4. what a nice looking town- I picked out a house did you?!

  5. Hi Anna, thanks, we're both over 60, but barely, Ha. I told him not to overdo it, but he was so excited to get a bike to ride. I think it's a guy thing.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, I like the long low one with the big wide porches all around in the park. I like the look of the ones with gingerbread, but I don't like up stairs, down stairs in houses for practical reasons.


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