Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dinner with Friends then off to the Farmers Market!

After more than a week, Rich was finally feeling better.  It was Friday evening, the stock market was closed, it was still early so we called our friends Nick and Tonyia to see if they wanted some company.

They suggested that we try the "Mexican" Restaurant in Sebring.  They didn't know the name (and I still don't know the name!) but it's located right across the street from the Sebring Diner.  The food was good, but folks this is NOT a Mexican Restaurant!  We all had either burritos, quesadillas,  or fajitas (the only Mexican food on the menu!).  I don't know of any Mexican restaurant that does not have re-fried beans!  We only had a choice of Red or Black Beans and then had to ask for Salsa!  

 But, having said all that the food was very good and the Margarita's were even better!   After dinner we just went back to their house to visit for a while.........Always great company!

We are finding that Lake Placid is really a very nice small town and really has more going on than we had imagined.    The town has two nicknames -  "Town of Murals" and "The Caladium Capital of the World."  It has more than 40 murals painted on buildings all over town and 98 percent of the world's caladium bulbs come from Lake Placid!

One of these days I am going to take a day and just go visit the murals, AND the Old Lake Placid Atlantic Coastline Railroad Depot, AND  Toby the Clown Foundation, the only American Clown Museum in the World which is right here in downtown Lake Placid.

There is weekly games and line dancing, and the beautiful lake to fish on and  just sitting on the lanai and enjoying the view!  And yes those ducks were back again, this time selecting the boat house for their daily entertainment!

Now that winter approaches and the snow-birds are back in town there will be even more activities.

Last Saturday was the first of the Lake Placid Farmers Markets in downtown Stuart Park.    There were at least 30  different vendors selling plants, vegetables, wine, food, crafts and more!  This has been going on here for about 5 years, and will continue this year the second Saturday of each month from October through May.  The next one is scheduled for November 9th......and opens 8:00 am.   I will definitely go again!

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