Monday, April 06, 2015

A to Z Blogging Challenge - Eustis

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Set on the shores of Eustis Lake (Pronounced you-stiss), the attractive little historical town, settled in the late 1800s, has its own theatre, sailing club, historical museum and art museum as well as a nature center, lakeside park, and public displays of art everywhere. 

Stunning statue in the lakeside park

Water sports

One Saturday a month, Downtown Eustis hosts a Cruise-In of classic and exotic cars. 
The "Cruise-In"


Also on a monthly basis, typically the first Friday, Eustis opens its doors with “Eustis Live!” when hundreds of residents and visitors fill the streets of downtown from 6-10 pm to enjoy music, food and friends.


Friendly faces...

Art seen during "Eustis Live"


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32 comments:

  1. What a lovely quaint little town. That statue is truly stunning and such lovely art. Thanks for sharing this. Looks like there's lots to see in Florida.

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  2. Beautiful, Lisa. I definitely would love to visit this town. To think that every month they do this Eustis Live event. I love that and the fact that it's a quaint, historical town. Just thinking about it makes me want to pack a bag. Can't wait to read the rest! Hugs.

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  3. That is an amazing sculpture, absolutely beautiful. Sounds like a lovely little town.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  4. That heron statue in the fountain is stunning. I've never seen anything like it. Good luck to your husband on his math schooling!

    One of your livewires.

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  5. Looks like a really cool little town. I always like the first Friday art events and that one looks like a blast.

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  6. They have a monthly carnival? That's so cool.

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  7. My town is not this cool. I never thought anyone could make me want to live in Florida.

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  8. That's a cool little town. I reminds me of my home town. Imagine if collaboration like that was worldwide?

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  9. That statue is stunning. This town is so cool. I wish I lived there. And I already live in Florida! haha

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  10. Hi Lisa - this sounds a great town to visit ... lots happening, and a vibrancy not often seen ... how fun - I'd love to pop on over and give it a try - so many ideas here ... love this and that heron statue is amazing .. cheers Hilary

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  11. This sounds like my kind of place! We live in an idyllic small town similar to this, and it makes it hard to travel. I would love to see Eustis.

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  12. Looks like a very inviting place to visit. One I'd never heard of before.

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  13. Sounds like a relaxing and fun place to be.

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  14. What a neat place!

    I agree - that statue is beautiful. This would be right up my alley. I like my towns small and eclectic. :-)

    Thanks for the post - and for visiting my blog! Glad you're in the A-to-Z, Lisa!

    Cherdo
    www.cherdoontheflipside.com

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  15. Looks like a great little place to hang, lots to do and people who don't want to eat cha!

    Welcome in the letter "E"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  16. I love the idea of Eustis Live! How civilized.

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  17. Eustis sounds like a great little town. I would love the Eustis Live events. That statue is incredible! Love the old cars too.
    Happy A-Zing...
    Michele at Angels Bark

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  18. This is a town I never heard of.

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  19. What a pretty town! So much character. I'd love to visit.

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  20. More cities should have a "live" version of themselves that is gear towards its residents. I love the concept. I would totally visit to check out the art scene!

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  21. What an Excellent e word - and how I love the public art. Elegant, evocative and just plain fun.

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  22. Eustis looks beautiful! I'd love to visit sometime although living in London it may be a little far for a weekend trip...

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  23. I would like to visit Eustis. That statue is absolutely gorgeous.

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  24. Beautiful place!!! I'm always touched by the particularities of the cities we don't know and the possibilities they offer.

    Lisa, you've been to my blog and asked whether I was posting for A to Z challenge. I am, you just happened to see my second post of the day. I'm posting 2 poems a day, one is for A to Z challenge and it's always linked back to the blog. I'm writing E right now.

    Have a nice night.


    http://anexerciseonexisting.blogspot.com

    :)

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  25. Ha... I never heard of Eustis... but I love places that hold "open hours" events... in Honolulu (sniff, sniff) they have this thing called "Eat the Street" where 40 food trucks turn a parking lot into a large restaurant... #fun :)

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  26. This town looks amazing!

    Great posts!

    Heather

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  27. Looks like Eustis has something for everyone with friendly faces and plenty of quaint charm. Wonderful to see the focus on art and history. A place I'd love to visit. Thanks for stopping by my Elementary Education post today for the letter E.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

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  28. How big is the heron statue? It looks huge in the picture, but I was wondering if it is a trick of the camera.

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    1. Sarah, it is a very large statue. Here is link to another photo of it, http://floridafotos.blogspot.com/2014/08/eustis-florida-waterfront-sculpture.html to give you an idea! Thanks for dropping by!

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  29. Great photo ops! I sorta had a flashback when I saw the water skiers. In Pigeon Forge, TN many years ago there was the Tommy Bartlet Water Show. I never understood why they had this type of production in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, but they did. Anywho, we went one year with DH's parents and his two older brothers and their wives. It was a lot of fun. TBWS is gone now, but I often think about that place when we go to the mountains for the day. Thanks for sharing pix of beautiful ocean town.

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  30. Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by Florida Fotos. We have been to Eustis several times and I've posted many pictures of the city. Our favorite spot is Olivia's coffee shop. Last June we finally got up to Amelia Island, and there is a slideshow of that experience on our website, L & L Photography (http://www.landlfotos.com). Love your pictures and commentary.

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