Saturday, July 11, 2009
Oklawaha is a small town 20 miles or so southeast of Ocala. It was the sign in front of this church that caught my attention. "Familiarity breeds contempt. Everyone welcome."
As I was taking these photos, a woman, probably the church secretary came out of the building next door, and immediately removed the words on the sign.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Yesterday, we drove to the relatively small central Florida town of Eustis, on the banks of Lake Eustis. Walking through the "historic" downtown area, we became hungry and looked for a place to eat.
We spied Olivia's, which is located in the middle of a block surrounded by nondescript stores, and decided to give it a try.
And were we ever glad we did! Owned by Olivia Spilotros, Olivia's offers a good selection of beer and wine and great food. The place was spotless, and service was superb and the food was outstanding.
As you can see, it is laid out in such a manner you might think you were dining at home...comfy chairs, books to read, games to play, and at times music for your listening pleasure.
Oh, they also sell coffee.
If you're ever in Eustis, do yourself a favor and stop by Olivia's. You won't regret it!
Olivia's website is here.
No trains run here, but there are some railway artifacts at the old train station in Spanish Springs. It's quite attractive and this is the place to purchase a ticket for a van to take you to the Orlando airport. If you're flying out of Orlando, of course.