As we neared Mt. Dora (elevation 175') we weren't sure how to navigate through the old town with long tree branches and low wires hoovering over the quaint streets. We cautiously made it through to our friend's house. As we were figuring out where to park "Monica the RV Beast", the kids had already found each other and were racing around the Krisan house
. Kimberly greeted us with a warm welcome and brought us inside to their construction zone better known as their home. The house, an 1912 home, was in the midst of an addition that is all done to period and was supposed to be completed by March, then May and now September. What a beautiful home even if it isn't quiet complete after 11 months. I am certain that the decerning tastes of both Kimberly and Jeff will provide them with the home they desired to create. After the tour Kimberly, offered us to stay at her mother's house. They were tired of the construction and living without laundry and a kitchen and moved over there last week. Grandmother is out of town for a while so we decided to join them and off to grandmother's house we went.
Kimberly started right into making dinner and what a dinner it was! Such the cook! Filets you can cut with a butter knife complimented by the perfect wine. Enthusiastic conversation filled the air well into the wee hours.
The Smather's clan arrived early in the morning to wish us farewell. We recounted the events of the past 2 days and how much fun we all had in the redneck riviera as we did the "get ready to leave"routine. We took pictures and made our way out and around the tight corners and by the boat owned by Ben Dover from Butts County. I kid you not! And his brother's wife's name is Ilene. Are you kidding me? As much as we liked it here and as sad as the kids were, we left and made our journey to our friends near Orlando. The excitement and anticipation grew the closer we came to our destination. Destination: Olivia and Blake.