Saturday, October 18, 2014
October Senior District Activity--Winter Park Boat Toar
Sat. 18 Oct. 2014--This is perhaps the best weather we have ever experienced since coming to Florida. Glorious day for a boat ride on a chain of Lakes in Winter Park. The boat started out on Lake Virginia, we went through a canal to Lake Maitland, then another canal to Lake Mizell--definitely worth much more than the $12 admission. Our tour guide pointed out all the multi-million dollar houses along the water, one belonged to the late Mr. Rogers--rich neighborhood--Yes I'd like to be his neighbor.
Rollins College Campus was one of the original buildings on the Lake Front. It is noted to be one of the most beautiful campuses in the US. The college has a rowing and a water skiing team that train here for the olympics.
We didn't see any but there are alligators in this water--when then get over 6-7 feet long they carefully remove them and put them in Lake Jessop (20 miles away). It is estimated that Lake Jessop has over 90,000 gators.
The seniors we enjoyed the day with are L-R Elders and Sisters Busath, Clare, Johnson, Bean, and Nielson (not pictured). As we were exiting the boat Sister Johnson said, the company is better than the boat ride. So true.