Mark Your Calendar

Grandfather Mountain

We have just returned from a week in the mountains, and the heat is on!  It’s amazing how quickly we can acclimate ourselves to the cooler temperatures.

Tom would live in the mountains if he could, but God has ordained the Sunshine State as our home.  🙂  Since I was born here, I would miss the heat – the beach – the afternoon thunderstorms, if we lived elsewhere.  I am actually one who loves the humidity!  I know, call me strange.  We have traveled to the southwest several times, and I always feel like a fish out of water; it’s difficult to breathe dry air when you’re used to breathing moisture.  I prefer the steam room to a sauna any time!  But when you think about it, steam is so much better than dry heat – it cooks food faster, it moisturizes the skin, it softens the ground and it prevents ravaging forest fires.  I believe humidity to be a good thing, and remembering this when I’m having a bad hair day or when my clothes are sticking to my skin as I run errands helps me to be grateful for it, instead of complain about it.

Yes, the heat is on, all the more reason to plan a hot date with your spouse!  Here’s this week’s offerings:


  • Harry P. Leu Gardens Date Night in the Gardens on Friday, August 6th.  The movie begins at dusk.  This month’s featured film is Duplicity.  Tickets are FREE for members and $5 for non-members.  Pack a picnic, bring chairs and enjoy!
  • Winter Park Playhouse presents the music of Ms. Jacqueline Jones in the Spotlight Caberet Series on Friday and Saturday, August 6th and 7th.  Show times vary – tickets are $15 and includes a free drink.
  • The Grand Bohemian Lounge presents the live music of Wes Hamrick on Monday, August 2 and Saturday, August 7th from 6:30p to 9:30p.


  • Mt. Dora – Icehouse Theatre presents the final week of Bye Bye Birdie.  The show will end on Sunday, August 8th.


  • Bar Louie Tavern and Grill – Thursday, August 5th (and every Thursday in August) is Mini Days – enjoy $1.50 Sloppy Joe Sliders, Jalepeno Corn Dogs and Loaded Tots.
  • Kissimmee – Old Town presents every Saturday night the Saturday Night CruiseRemember Your first car, first date and first kiss – it will all come back to you here at Old Town on a Saturday night! Since 1990, the “pride and joys” from 1974 and earlier bring back ‘lots of memories as an average of 300 classic cars, hot rods, street rods and antiques parade down the brick streets of Old Town.

    Cars start arriving at 1:00 pm
    The Saturday Nite Cruise® starts at 8:30 pm.
    Live rock n’ roll on the Main Stage at 7:00 pm.


About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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