The temperatures here in Florida sometimes fool us.
Even though we lived in Pennsylvania, and it was cold,
and sometimes a white Christmas,
it always felt like the season was here.
It's been in the high 70's and low 80's here,
which makes it hard to 'feel Christmas'.
George and I went to the neighboring town of Umatilla
yesterday as they had a Christmas festival.
It was a typical 'small-town' festival, including a parade,
local high school band playing, and some food & craft vendors.
The highlight of the festival was the unveiling of the new city sign :-)
Last night we did a few more things to get in the spirit.
The town of Mt. Dora puts on some terrific Christmas displays.
A group of us drove there to see them.
Before we looked at the lights, we had some great Mexican food!
We went to Fiesta Grande, which seemed to be pretty popular,
as we had an hour wait!
We kept ourselves amused..
As it turns out, we got in within a half hour,
and it was pretty good!
Afterwards, we took a walk around the town, and Donnelly Park.
The trees were all lit up with colorful lights..
Even some of the houses and shops were all lit up!
George and I cracked up when we saw this:
They had sled runs with snow (or ice) brought in for the kids.
We assume a lot of Florida kids may have never seen snow!
On our way back home, we took a ride by the marina.
It was all lit up, as well as some of the boats that were docked there.
Even though the temperature was 70 degrees last night,
I think we got into the spirit!
This morning we went to church, singing some nice Advent hymns,
and when I got home, I fixed fudge..
a Christmas tradition!