Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
When I went to Puerto Rico recently, I couldn't help myself since it was the second time seeing it, and who knew if I would have another chance to take its picture. I couldn't help but laugh, it gave me such memories and joy. This retro Hippie Van parks right in front of my condo, and it so much fun to look at and I had to take its picture. I especially love the Snoopy up on the right, the Flower Power, and the LOVE sign. Did you see the curtains all around? They are actually happy faces. =)Some one who is alot of fun must be the owner, don't you think?
I was coming home from church and decided to cut through Maitland to get back on the East side of town, using Horatio Ave and then Howell Branch road as a connector to Aloma and then to the 417. The only thing was that I missed the turn on Horatio, and no u-turns were allowed so I decided to go down one of the side streets called Packwood. There I would turn around and get on Horatio, but the street was so serene and beautiful and I noticed there was a lake at the end and I started heading for it. Something caught my attention when someone stepped out of an unusal building on the right. To my surprise it was the Maitland Art Center, and I had been wanting to see some art today, and had actually thought of going to Museum of Art downtown,but instead, here was the Art Center. They had an art exhibition in the gallery by Barbara Tiffany. It was lovely to look at and see her complete mastery of light and perspective. She had beautiful tulip in hugh canvases, water scene, artists painting, several portraits including a baby, two sofa scenes that I found unique, and a calm riverbank view with a tree in yellow autumn colors. Bello! After seeing the exhibition and conversing with an artist in the shop, I went to look around the surroundings. In front of the shop and gallery they have what appears to be Aztec ruins, but it is really a Christian Chapel on one side and Aztec on the other for those who want to get married there. It was a real treat. Next week maybe I will finally go to the Orlando Art Museum. Cross my fingers.
Yesterday, I spent the day with Cassandra, my good friend from Apopka. Cassandra and I both had our children, Juan and Jillian attend school together, first at Apopka Memorial Middle School and then Apopka High School. Since we both attended the same small group and had teenagers we quickly became great friends and I still value her friendship dearly throughout these many years. Anyway, we rode around Apopka so I could see how much it has grown. Driving down Vicks road there were numerous new subdivision that almost reached right into Ponkan Road. Fortunately, Ponkan is still untouched and has a lot of its wild brush, but I don't think that will last very long if Apopka keeps developing at this rate. Its sad to see the old beautiful landscape disappear. I wish something could be done.
At a more positive note, Apopka High School is being rebuilt and it is turning out to be a state of the art facility. It looks very promising just from the outside. Take a peek.