So, to continue our stay in the place far, far away, @swimmerjoe and I ventured out the next morning into the charming Mount Dora. The nice thing about the Mount Dora Historic Inn is its location. It is quite literally one short block (does a half of block even count?) from the quaint downtown, which is where you want to be. This is where all the cute shops and fabulous restaurants are located.
So park your car at the Inn, and then enjoy the stroll down the old-fashioned street scape. Where else can you find an old house like this?
Mount Dora has an assortment of great day spas, and since this was @swimmerjoe’s birthday weekend, I planned a special couples massage at Essential Therapies Garden Day Spa, which is converted from an old house. Don’t let this fool you, as inside is as professional-looking as any uptown spa in Central Florida! And after a soak in the garden jacuzzi, where they had tea and star fruit set out for our nourishment, we were treated to a royal rub down. Both massage therapists knew their stuff, mine specializing in neuromuscular massages (for my aching back!), and @swimmerjoe’s in sports massages, to match his athletic tendencies. Fabulous!
Then we headed to the Mount Dora Annual Plant Sale, which was quite a sight to behold, especially for lovers of all things green things. Here’s a quick video to give you an idea of the sale, which is held in November annually: