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The Winter Park Country Club, established in 1914, boasts a lovingly restored clubhouse that’s on the National Register of Historic Places and a surprisingly challenging nine-hole public golf course that was undergoing renovations at press time. The “club” actually isn’t very exclusive — it’s owned by the citizens of Winter Park, and available for everyone to use. mark the price by hand. Or, to twist what Gertrude Stein so famously said, disparagingly, of her hometown, there is a here here. The four activities I love best in this world are: Walking. Eating. Drinking. And serendipitously bumping into friends, catching up, and letting time slip away in good company. Usually while eating and drinking. There are a couple of other activities I love, too, but we needn’t go into them here, since I seldom do them in public. 24 LIVING IN WINTER PARK What I like about living in Winter Park is that I can do all those things on a daily basis, and do them with ease. Meaning, I don’t have to get into a car and deal with what’s worst about living in Central Florida, other than the humidity. I own a dorky Vespa, which I dearly love, for scooting around —Winter Park is ideal for scooting around — but mostly I’m on foot. My perfect Winter Park day starts by getting up early to knock off an obligatory amount of work so I can bring in a little money and assuage


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