Monthly Archives: February 2012

12 February 2012 – Mount Dora

Sunday, February 12th 2012 – Mount Dora, Florida Let’s go to Florida.!  It’s cold here.  Last night the maintenance crew at the Inn covered several of the plants in expectation of a possible freeze.  They were right on track.  It … Continue reading

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11 February 2012 – Mount Dora

Saturday, February 11th 2012 – Mount Dora It was a cool Saturday morning along the lake shore.  We walked to the only operating inland light house in Florida.  It’s only 35 feet high.  The air was clear.  It was in … Continue reading

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10 February 2012 – Mount Dora

Friday, February 10th 2012 – Mount Dora Do you remember the movie Dirty Dancing?  The Lakeside Inn reminds us of the lodge in that movie.  It’s historic, it’s quaint, and it’s an unpretentious beauty.  We love it.  As for the workshop, … Continue reading

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9 February 2012 – Mount Dora, Florida

It’s Thursday, February 9th 2012, and we’re in historic Mount Dora, Florida.  We were captivated by the historic buildings as we drove in this afternoon.  Just walking the few steps to check into the the historic Lakeside Inn, I felt the … Continue reading

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24 December 2011

December 24, 2011         Saturday              -              on the way home We flew from Cairo to Frankfurt, Germany where we changed planes.  From Frankfurt we flew to Newark and changed planes again.  Our next stop and plane change was in Atlanta, Georgia.  … Continue reading

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23 December 2011

December 23, 2011         Friday    -              Abu Simbel  – Aswan – Cairo After a leisurely breakfast, we were driven to the airport for our flight back to Cairo.  In Cairo, we were booked into our luxury hotel adjacent to the City … Continue reading

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22 December 2011

December 22, 2011         Thursday             -              aboard the Prince Abbas This morning was the grand approach to the colossal Abu Simbel temple which could be seen from quite a distance before landing.  This was one of the most spectacular sights of … Continue reading

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21 December 2011

December 21, 2011         Wednesday        -              aboard the Prince Abbas After breakfast, we toured Wadi El Sebua (Valley of Lions).  We had another great lunch aboard our boat before touring Amada Temple.  We had our usual tea break at 5:00PM and … Continue reading

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20 December 2011

December 20, 2011         Tuesday               -              transfer to the Prince Abbas We had our luggage set outside our cabins by 7:00AM.  We sailed across the Nile on a traditional Egyptian felucca.  We had a van tour of Aswan and the Aswan … Continue reading

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19 December 2011

December 19, 2011         Monday               -              aboard the Royal Lotus We awoke to find ourselves docked.  After breakfast, we took a buggy ride to the Temple of Edfu which is dedicated to falcon god Horus.  We set sail around 9:00AM … Continue reading

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