Thursday January 31st 2019
Today’s high temperature, on the plus side of sixty, was a couple of degrees warmer than Wednesday, but in other ways the overall weather was worse. The cloud cover was much thicker and the wind seemed to be a bit stronger. It was a cold and gloomy day.
This afternoon I was near EPCOT and decided to stop in to checkout more of the Festival of Arts during the daylight. There are kiosks scattered all around the World Showcase displaying and selling prints of various pieces of art. The majority of the art has a Disney theme, but some of the vendors like the House of Blues are selling a broader array of folk art. If you wanted to add a Disney flavor to the decor of your home the Festival of Arts is the right place to shop. Some of the artists were also on hand to discuss their work and the chalk artists were busy creating new creations on the walkways. Overall it is an interesting Festival to fill the gap between New Years and the start of the Flower and Garden Festival at the beginning of March.
I didn’t visit any of the attractions at EPCOT. I just took a leisurely walk around the World Showcase looking at art. Since I already have a Walt Disney World Annual Pass a walk around EPCOT doesn’t cost any additional funds. A two hour visit to a theme park would be an extravagance if you had to pay to park and enter the park.
Today is my last day at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont. I’ll be back in the area at the end of March for a week long stay at Fort Wilderness in Disney World. Tomorrow I’m moving north about 130 miles for a week. I’ll be north of Ocala in the middle of the state. This area doesn’t have as may snowbirds fighting for a limited number of spaces. I still need to find a place to stay for the middle ten days of the month. I may be even farther north for that period.