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orlando snapshots

A quick hello from Orlando!
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We arrived early yesterday morning and stopped at Artisan’s Table to start our trip off right. This fancy latte hit the spot. And eggs just taste better when you don’t have to cook them yourself! 😉0211161010Anthony and I fit in a quick card deck workout at the hotel. We each picked three different exercises that we fit into the 54-round routine. One of my favorites is the standing arm and leg extension. It’s harder than it looks!0211161226aA quick stop at the Orlando Costco to stock up on wine (they don’t sell wine in Tennessee Costcos, which is a crime) and face-sized fritters. Yes, Costco is our first stop when on vacation because I’m 85 years old on the inside and like to hang out with my people.0211161520Last night we ventured downtown for tapas!
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These patatas bravas brought back sweet memories of my time in Spain_DSC0241Orlando tapas are about 3x the size of Madrid tapas, but I’m not complaining. Compared to the Costco fritters this was just a snack anyways 😉_DSC0245Loved the vibe at Ceviche._DSC0238This morning we were up with the sun for a little run:0212160705Anthony and I covered a little more than three miles on foot around the hotel. So flat here and I love it!0212160713And now we’re going to go cover a lot more ground at Universal Studios. Hogsmeade here I come!

6 thoughts on “orlando snapshots

  1. Oops, didn’t mean to post twice. One last comment (and I swear I’m not some wacky stalker) …around the corner from Artisan’s Table is Le Gourmet Break. Cutest little French owner and fresh baguettes made in house. Scrambled egg baguette = awesome.

    • Ohhh that sounds good! Thanks for the suggestions! Not sure we will make it since we leave Sunday morning but will add both to my list. Do you have a recommendation for brunch/lunch in Winter Park?

      • Yes. On Park Ave in Winter Park, my favorite breakfast place is Briarpatch. It tends to get crowded by 10 so I’d try to go before that time. Or, you could just expect to wait and use the time to walk around. It’s a cute area. Another good brunch place is at the Alfond Inn (restaurant is Hamilton’s Kitchen). It’s on Interlachen which is parallel to, and one street east of, Park Ave. You can eat in or outside and it’s usually not too crowded. For lunch or dinner my fave is Prato. Also on Park Ave. If you go there you must get the Campagna salad. Their pizza is amazing too. I also hear that the brunch at Santiago’s is good (but haven’t been). It’s in between Winter Park and downtown. Oh, and if you are in WP Sat morning you must get the kettle corn at the Farmers Market. I obviously get very excited about food.

        • i’m excited too! thanks so much for the recommendations. i think we will try one of these out this morning!! :)