Thursday, September 18, 2008

Shopoholics Anonymous!

I've been purposefully not turning on my television to avoid all the doom and gloom the media has been perpetuating this week. The stock market crashing, oil prices rising, hurricane devastation, election polls, mortgage crisis, real estate devalued, nah, nah, nah. The big networks would have us believing that it's the end of the world and there is nothing we can do about it.

Sorry for the rant, but I had to get it out of my system because there is something we can do about it. There ARE positive stories out there. All we have to do is share them. Work is being done, vacations are being planned, Holiday hopes are being held onto, and yes, people are shopping and having a good time while doing it!

Innkeepers, Jim & Ana, with the Mount Dora Historic Inn shared a story that brought a smile to my face and uplifted my day. Recent guests of theirs had a fabulous experience shop hopping in downtown Mount Dora. This was made possible by the friendly merchants and our small town charm. Wall Street may be down, but the spirit on Donnelly Street is looking up.

Here are there comments ...
"Every single shopkeeper we encountered were all extremely friendly and very helpful. Specifically Karen, owner of Timeless Keepsakes, whose sense of humor had us laughing and made us feel very welcome. Also, Larry at the Wildlife Store honored our VIP visitor card even though he was not a participant of this particular promotion. It made our day!" -- Yvonne & Sheri, Gainesville, FL

"It’s very nice to hear that our town has not lost its warmth and gracious hospitality. This is exactly why we moved here, and why we have made Mount Dora our home." -- Ana, Mount Dora Historic Inn
Ana also said Yvonne & Sheri also could not stop talking about Jim’s scrumptious breakfast. They raved about how beautiful the soufflĂ© looked, and once they tasted it … they were in heaven! Full tummies, warm hearts, rested souls, and hands full of shopping bags and good memories to take home.

That's what being an Innkeeper is all about!


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