Sunday, July 18, 2010

July 2010 Tea Party

This month we decided, well actually I decided, that we would go to Mt. Dora to the Windsor Rose Tea Room. Mt. Dora is about 2 hours north of Tampa so it was a bit of a jaunt. I have wanted to visit there for a long time so I finally convinced a couple of tea ladies to go with me. Actually one original tea lady, Beth, in the brown and a new tea lady, Sandra, in the white. It was well worth the drive, I thought. It is a lovely little town, lots of country charm, victorian homes, cool places to shop and sleep, etc. It sits on a huge ass lake (a private joke there, lol) Far as I can tell that is Lake Dora. There are several lakes right in there so it was hard to tell on the map. A bit on the expensive side but it doesn't cost much to sightsee, right? It was a lovely place to visit. We even stopped at the Russell Stover Candies shop along the way. Dangerous place here, let me tell ya!!! We are talking some serious chocolate here and any other kind of sweet you could possibly imagine. I found some Walnut Fudge (yummy!) and some Anise Squares, two of my favorites, love that black licorice flavor. Good thing we had a little cooler full of ice in the truck, we could all have been a chocolate mess. We had a great lunch at the tea room and then walked around until we found "The Stamping Station". You know if there's a scrapbook/stamp shop any where within a 100 mile radius, I'll find it, lol. It was a quaint little two story building with lots of charm and lots of scrapbooking stuff inside. And a big bonus inside, was air conditioning. It was so hot outside, 103ยบ it said in my truck, that we were very glad to be inside again. We were melting. Here are a few other sights along the way!
We also spotted a cute little OLD yellow Thunderbird along the road on our way up to Mt. Dora. We decided we would take a picture of that on the way back. Well, when we got back to that place, it was a little roadside bar, there was also a old red truck sitting there beside it. We made a u-turn and went back for pictures. They looked so cool sitting there together.
We had a great time and so glad we made the trip. It was well worth our time and energy. If you ever get the chance to visit Mr. Dora don't pass it up. (and just in case you are wondering, I have spent the last two hours trying to make these pictures line up and the words correspond with the correct pictures and it won't let me make it look the way I wanted it to but I'm tired of messing with it so I GIVE UP! Still don't know what's up with the bold underlined print either, that's still a mystery too.) Have a great Sunday, HUGS


Charmin said...

Nice pictures! Sounds like you had lots of fun! I love Mt. Dora. I'll have to venture to the Stamping Station one time to check it out.

Confessions of a Paper-Crafts Chick said...

Looks like you all had a fun time at the tea party along with some tasty treats. Yummm!

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