We stayed at the Wyndham Cypress Palms which was a nice place. Since Don had broken his rib right before we left for FL, we decided not to go to any theme parks since he couldn’t ride any of the roller coasters. We did a lot of exploring and shopping.
We found some antique stores which made my hubby happy. The funny thing is that I am the one who has been finding treasures. I have been looking for baskets to put my balls of yarn in to display around the house. I think it will look much better than those gray Rubbermaid tubs I have them in.
I found a yarn shop on KnitMap so we just had to go check it out. The owner, Cathy, of Needlecraft World was so welcoming and nice. There were some friendly ladies knitting at the back table and I ended up having a nice conversation with them. Finally my hubby went to the car to read a book. I was never made to feel as if I was interrupting them or that I was an outsider and bothering them (which has happened to me in other stores). Cathy was helping a lady do a drop stitch shawl and since I have never seen this, I ended up staying and getting an “impromptu” lesson. It was fantastic! Of course I ended up buying a magazine and a large bottle of Eucalan with lavender. I will definitely return to this store when we come back for a visit! Maybe next time I will bring my knitting and join this wonderful group! There was also a nice selection of sock yarn that interested me but I didn’t buy any this time.
On Thursday we drove to Tampa to have lunch with Carolyn and her husband. Carolyn used to work for my husband years ago. When her husband passed away, she moved to FL and we haven’t seen her in years.
On Friday, we drove to Winter Park and Mt. Dora. We looked for antique stores. On the way, we saw a bald eagle catch his meal and land right where our car was passing. It was really cool!
Sometimes it is good to get away and see how the rest of the world is doing!
Original photos by Pat Hensley