Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Garden 1/30/2011

No trip to central Florida would be complete without a stop in Winter Garden. We are very fond of this town, with its small museums, restored buildings, and most of all the French bakery. Fond memories of discovering this town with Chuck and Julie Burwell are one of the things that bring us back whenever we are near.

We were visiting Sharon and Francis Merrow, who are work campers at a Methodist camp on Lake Griffin. Since it was only about 60 miles from Winter Garden, we convinced the Merrows to spend the day there with us.

Since we were there last, the town has created a new performance pavilion and an interactive fountain. The Monday we were there no children were playing in the water, but we enjoyed watching the unpredictable water spouts anyway.

This new pavilion looks like it would be used for live music or plays. It is beautifully done.

Sharon, Francis and Marlin

The pastry counter in the French Bakery. We had lunch at an outside table and then went in for the best part. It took a long time to choose just one goodie for dessert. I wanted one of everything. We brought home a whole peach tart for after supper. It was magnificent.

This clock tower spans the bike path that runs down the middle of the town's main street. The path follows the old rail road track.

Marlin and Francis sat out our visit to one of the local gift shops.

Lunch at the French Bakery

The bike path
Main Street

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