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Dawn Damalas Meehan is a single mom living in Orlando with her six children, ages 17 to 6. She's the author of Because I Said So and You'll Lose the Baby Weight (and Other Lies About Pregnancy and Childbirth). When she's not blogging, she can be found playing chauffeur, getting buried under a mountain of laundry, or explaining to her kids why they can't have an indoor Slip 'N Slide or a pet squirrel.

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A Walk Down Main Street USA

By Dawn Damalas Meehan |

I live near the cutest little town ever. I’ve been wanting to walk around in the town center and take pictures for some time and I finally got around to it this weekend. I’m no professional photographer, but I enjoy taking pictures. I think I got some decent ones to represent this adorable town. I could probably go back a dozen more times and get new, completely different photos each time.

There are several restaurants, many with outdoor seating. There’s an old fashioned barber shop and soda fountain, and I’m in love with the used bookstore. Every Friday night there’s live music in the square and there’s a farmer’s market every Saturday. Nearly every month, some special event, festival, or car show takes place in town. On any given evening, you can see couples strolling hand in hand, seniors relaxing in the swings, watching people walk by, and kids enjoying ice cream cones and splashing in the fountains. I could sit, basking in the balmy air, hair fluttering in the breeze, a smile of contentment on my face while watching people and creating stories about their lives in my head every night. Heaven!

I hope you enjoy a glimpse into this cute little town.

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A Walk Down Main Street USA

The Winter Garden water tower

I like this town so much because it just reminds me of a modern-day Mayberry.

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18 thoughts on “A Walk Down Main Street USA

  1. Dawn says:

    I live around a few of those little cities. Quaint, homey, relaxing.

  2. elizabeth says:

    Looks wonderful! I would love to live in a smaller town, less crime, friendlier people, and nothing like an old fashioned main street. I want to go eat at Harry and Larry’s Bar-B-Que!

  3. Cynedra says:

    I’ve been to Winter Garden a few times. It is a cute little city and I love the West Orange Trail and the clock that goes through there. May need to take a day trip over there within the next few months. I’m not sure my boys would remember our previous trips.

  4. Ontario Girl says:

    Beautiful! Especially to this Canadian girl who awoke to freezing rain this morning LOL! Thanks so much for sharing, Dawn.

  5. Helen Spencer says:

    Some great photos. Been to the US many times, but never seen such a perfect old-fashioned place like this. Best get back there soon!
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  6. Lu Anne Lizotte says:

    Oh, I would absolutely love to live in this little town. The way you described it made me wish for MY good old days. Thanks so much for this post, Dawn.

  7. Amy says:

    Actually, Dawn, Spanish moss rarely kills trees. It is an epiphytic plant, meaning it grows on other plants, but makes its own nutrients. Occasionally it will shade a tree’s leaves so much that the tree can’t make enough food. Spanish moss was used in the old days for stuffing mattresses and car upholstery, at least until people figured out that it is often loaded with chiggers. So most people just leave it alone and admire the view.

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