Our “H”date began by going to lunch at one of Orlando’s best places for HOT DOGS. I found it by looking on Yelp, a great date night resource!
Sausage Shack, located on HANNIBAL SQUARE in Winter Park.
Next, we went to the Orlando HISTORICAL Museum, where we learned about our HISTORY before the Mouse.
A few fun facts:
Taffy Pull – My Mom taught us as kids how to make HOMEMADE taffy where it takes two to pull it back and forth until it’s the right consistency. But I had no idea they used this to monitor the courtship of their youth. 😊 They called it “Courting with Cane Candy”.
We learned about the citrus industry which brought my grandparents to Florida from Oklahoma in 1922.
And the traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian was called, Things Come Apart. It had displays of various objects taken apart piece-by-piece and photographed or framed for display, along with the total number of parts. We saw a Smartphone, typewriter, piano, and a DVD player to name a few. But the one that caught Tom’s attention the most was no surprise…
…one of his favorite Orlando icons, Beefy King. 😊
We ended our date going to an HISTORIC place, Dubsdread Tap Room, for their HAPPY HOUR special. This place opened in 1924 and is rich with HISTORY. My family lived a block away from the course when I was born.
A side fact we learned about Dubsdread Golf Course:
Amateur golfers were called “dubbers” and the golf course here was difficult; so much so they dreaded playing it. Thus the name!
When was the last time you visited the historical museum near you? We highly recommend it. You never know what you’ll learn.