Saturday, May 2, 2015

Celebrate

We've always wanted to visit Celebration, Florida, but until last week the chance never arose. My sister Connie, a transplanted Mainer, has lived in Lakeland with her family for the last 18 years. We were staying with Elenka's mom in Oviedo. We decided to 'split the difference' and meet somewhere in between for lunch last weekend. Connie suggested that we 'celebrate' in Celebration, and we jumped at the chance. Celebration was designed and constructed by the Disney Company beginning in early 1990. The homes are big and quite nice, but I couldn't help but notice as we walked and drove the streets that something felt just a bit too perfect. Lunch was at the Celebration Town Tavern. It advertises itself as a tavern, but it's really just a large restaurant catering to its clientele lots of menu items that you'd find in any fine New England seafood restaurant. Traveling close to 1500 miles for a New England seafood fare was an interesting choice.
We New Englanders all felt right at home. 
My seafood medley was delicious.
Celebrating with family.
No complaints there. 

14 comments:

  1. That is a very colorful street scene you've posted. I had no idea that Disney designed the town of Celebration. Thanks for that interesting bit of information.

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  2. glad the food was good, at least! and glad you got to go there.

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  3. A perfect post, I would say!

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  4. Glad you celebrated well.
    "Just a bit too perfect" -- yeah, like living in a Disney world. :)

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  5. Cool place!
    Now that I'm back from the Southwest, you're away!!! Enjoy!

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  6. Nobody would say that about my community. :-)

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  7. Great that you found good local fare so far from home. I would expect Florida to have great seafood although somewhat different from Maine. I wouldn't dream of trying Mexican Food in your neck of the woods. I don't even like this Tex-Mex stuff they serve here in Texas. The absolute best Mexican food in the states is in New Mexico and then Arizona.

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  8. I had no idea Disney designed and erected a town.

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  9. Hmmmm. I wonder what Washington D.C. would be like if Disney took over there?

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    1. It's built already... Fantasyland.

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  10. Yes, Disney is everywhere in that area. I'm not complaining since it is because of the tourists, we Floridians have no income tax! By the way, I totally agree with your comment on my blog about the "everybody gets a trophy" mentality these days, but the competition I attended last weekend wasn't one of those. In fact, it featured competitors from kids younger than my granddaughter all the way up to adults, including the University of Florida and University of Central Florida majorettes. Quite a bit of talent there and not everyone brought home a trophy.

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  11. From your photo, it doesn't seem that the place was overcrowded.

    I visited Celebration just about the time it opened and had a reaction similar to yours. Stepford.

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