Saturday, November 8, 2014

Titusville - a trip to Leu Gardens

The Live Oaks are truly magnificent! They are twice as broad as they are high, great shade trees.
It's due to rain Sunday so we decided to make our outing to Orlando today. We are always pushovers for a garden and the Leu Gardens is nearby in Orlando. It's a 50 acre park with 12,000 plants maintained by seven horticulturists. It has well maintained, paved paths and a wide diversity of plants. It was well worth the trip. As usual, the traffic in Orlando would do justice to any major city up north, ugh.

Their butterfly garden actually had a butterfly!
We had always wanted to try a Brazilian restaurant and we found one in Orlando, Cafe Minerio, so we dined early since we had left Hoolie in the cockpit. They had a self-serve salad bar and hot items but they brought the four kinds of meats right to your table and carved them on the spot. You could have as much as you wanted. We left stuffed.

Stunning Bird of Paradise, we're in the tropics! 
We have our mail forwarded to my son in Connecticut for periodic mail drops along the way south. The post office does not charge for this service and it's a convenient way to get mail as long as you know where you'll be far enough in advance for a Priority Mail package to reach you. All marinas will accept mail for transients, no post office needed.

There's rain Sunday so we'll just do some minor provisioning at Walmart or Publix and turn the car in Monday.