April 20-27, 2003

TIME-SHARING CONDO IN ORLANDO IS

OWNED BY ARNOLD & CONNIE JONES

DOWNTOWN DISNEY IN ORLANDO

THE EPICENTER OF EXCITEMENT.  THE BLOCK-AFTER-BLOCK

PARTY OF DISNEY-STYLE BIG-CITY FUN.  HIT THE OVER 80

ENTERTAINMENT, SHOPPING AND DINING CHOICES

LINING THE WATERFRONT.

MARLEE MATLIN'S HANDPRINTS AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY

McDONALD'S LEGO STRUCTURES AT DOWNTOWN DISNEY

TARPON SPRINGS (NORTH OF TAMPA) -- TWO CULTURES, ONE CITY

THE TOWN'S VICTORIAN INFLUENCES STEM FROM THE

LATE 1800'S TO ABOUT 1905, WHEN THE SEASIDE VILLAGE

WAS A PLAYGROUND FOR WEALTHY NORTHERNERS.

THESE SEASONAL RESIDENTS BUILT LUXURIOUS ESTATES

ALONG SPRING BAYOU.  SOON TARPON SPRINGS GAINED

FAME AS ONE OF THE GREAT HEALTH CENTERS AND WINTER

RESORTS OF THE TIME.

RICH SPONGE BEDS, DISCOVERED IN THE 1880'S, SPAWNED

A FLOURISHING NEW INDUSTRY.  IN 1905 YOUNG SPONGE

DIVERS WERE RECRUITED FROM THE DODECANESE ISLANDS

OF GREECE.  THE SPONGE INDUSTRY THRIVED, AS DID

THE GREEK COMMUNITY, AND THE TOWN'S FOCUS CHANGED.

TODAY TARPON SPRINGS IS A SHOWCASE OF BOTH CULTURES,

FROM ITS VINTAGE VICTORIAN-ERA MANSIONS AND

BUILDINGS TO ITS LIVELY GREEK TRADITIONS AND COMMUNITY.

SPONGE SHOPPING

HAVING A LITTLE PICNIC ON A PERFECT DAY

WITH GREEK PASTRIES IN WHITE BOXES

WHITE-SAND BEACH ON THE ISLAND OF FRED HOWARD PARK

(WEST OF TARPON SPRINGS)

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

ARNOLD (left) AND CONNIE (second from left) JONES OF INDIANA

(ARNOLD WAS MACK'S COLLEGE ROOMMATE.)

LONG ROAD FOR SHUTTLE SPACESHIP TO LAUNCH PAD (LC-39)

APOLLO/SATURN V CENTER

TOUCHING THE MOON ROCK

WALKING THROUGH THE HUGE SHUTTLE EXPLORER (REPLICA)

THERMAL TILES ON SHUTTLE EXPLORER

EACH THICK TILE IS IDENTIFIED BY NUMBERS.

ONE OF THE 5,500 ALLIGATORS

GUARDING THE KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

ROCKET GARDEN

SCHOOL OF CROWDED CATFISH RACING FOR FOOD

AT ONE RESTAURANT'S WATERFRONT IN COCOA BEACH

BIRDS ON POSTS AT THE SUNSET

TAKING A FERRYBOAT TO MAGIC KINGDOM

CHIPMUNK IS GREETING EXCITED VISITORS.

WE ARE AT MAGIC KINGDOM!

TWO OF A KIND -- BOTH ARE GOOFY.

MACK MEETS MICKEY MOUSE FINALLY.

MACK WAS A WALT DISNEY CARTOONIST

WHEN HE WAS YOUNG.

MOUSE-SHAPED BUSHES

PARADE WITH LIGHTED FLOATS AT NIGHT

PARADE WITH LIGHTED FLOATS AT NIGHT (more)

PONCE DE LEON INLET LIGHTHOUSE

FLORIDA'S TALLEST LIGHTHOUSE

SOUTH OF DAYTONA BEACH

FORT MATANZAS (14 miles south of St. Augustine)

MATANZAS INLET WAS THE SCENE OF CRUCIAL EVENTS IN

SPANISH COLONIAL HISTORY.  THE MASSACRE OF FRENCH

SOLDIERS HERE IN 1565 WAS SPAIN'S OPENING MOVE IN

ESTABLISHING A COLONY IN FLORIDA.  THE CONSTRUCTION

OF FORT MATANZAS IN 1740-42 WAS SPAIN'S LAST EFFORT

TO WARD OFF BRITISH ENCROACHMENTS ON

ST. AUGUSTINE.

GUARDING THE INLET AT FORT MATANZAS

ST. AUGUSTINE LIGHTHOUSE

THE CITY OF THE VILLAGES IS WHERE 32,000 SENIOR CITIZENS

INCLUDING ABOUT 30 DEAF PERSONS LIVE AND ENJOY

A LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLE WITH VARIOUS ACTIVITIES.

Check out on the internet: http://www.thevillages.com

THE VILLAGES' SQUARE

MOST SENIOR CITIZENS' MAIN TRANSPORTATION IN

THE VILLAGES IS GOLF CART.

ACTIVE SENIOR CITIZENS PLAYING POOL

GETTING READY FOR A BIG EVENT IN THAT CLUBHOUSE

That is all, Folks!