Orlando trip day 1

Last night, I flew to Orlando. This morning, my brother had employment business to take care of. Then, we headed to Bok Tower Gardens, which were about 1.75 hours away from Altamonte Springs.

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This is the top of the singing tower. Carillon bell concerts are given every afternoon at 1 and 3. This particular concert was given by a guest artist, and you can pick up a program for the artists and compositions being played. There was a viewing area where you could see the artist playing the carillon in the tower. He would even bow at the end of the pieces.
Other highlights of the gardens included a window box to the ecosystem, an endangered species garden solely native to Florida, and the Pinewood estate.

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Fountain at Pinewood estate

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Viewing window

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Pinewood estate

For dinner, my brother and I met one of his friends at a restaurant called Hash House a Go Go. The portions there are huge! For the sake of variety, though, all three of us each ordered a dish. My brother’s friend ordered a fried green tomato stack, my brother ordered a stuffed burger, and I ordered penne with fried chicken. To top it off, they start you off with gigantic biscuits.

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Tomorrow is Typhoon Lagoon!

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