Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! He is risen!

Pittman Visitor Center
Altoona, FL

He is risen indeed!

Our last Sunday in Florida.
We went for the last time to the local Lutheran church
that we've been attending,
to the Easter service.
It was really nice!

They have a tradition, that every time you hear the word "Alleluia", you ring a bell.
Of course, we didn't bring one, as we don't have one :-)
There are a lot of  "Alleluias" on Easter, so there was a lot of ringing going on!

Their other tradition was to cover a cross with flowers.
People had brought cut flowers from home,
and they also handed a lily to each congregant that didn't bring one.
The results were beautiful!

Afterwards, we found a place to have Easter brunch.
The Lakeside Inn is a beautiful old hotel, 
continuously operated since 1883,
and sits aside Lake Dora.

There are some great guest houses on the property,
and I'm sure they're a bit pricey.

It's a good thing we didn't find this gem of a place until our last day..
brunch was $98.00 for both of us!!
That included gratuity and a complimentary Mimosa.

Our neighbors left this morning,
heading to their summer job in Illinois.
We'll sure miss them!
The spot looks empty beside us..

We're all ready to go.
Finishing wash today,
and tomorrow we'll hook up and head to Jekyll Island.

Hope the tires aren't flat on one side!


  1. Wow, exciting times - hitting the road again!! :) Can't wait to hear about your travels on the way to your next gig!

    Have a safe trip!

  2. WOW! That must have been some lunch. Would love to have seen your plates. Safe travels to Jekyll and enjoy!!

  3. Happy Easter - He is risen, indeed! Sounds like some nice traditions at that church. Hope you could hardly waddle away from the brunch, at those prices haha!!

  4. I am thinking you paid for that Mimosa.

  5. Happy Easter...beautiful flowered Cross!!

    Safe Travels and Happy Trails...

  6. Have a safe trip, and try and keep those travel days under the Bronze level... :c)

  7. Safe travels. We were there in 2012.The beaches are beautiful with the dead trees.

  8. Our Lutheran Church in San Diego use to use the Christmas tree trunk to make a cross for Good Friday and covered it with flowers for Easter, beautiful! Glad you had a great day.