Hi, I'm Phil!
I had visited Florida many times and in June 2004 convinced my folks to come for a two week holiday with me, my partner and our children. It was their 1st trip to the USA, we toured the whole State and looking at the maps we decided our last days should be spent within an easy distance of the theme parks and Sanford airport and settled on Mount Dora, which weâ€™d never heard of before. Both parents love Antiques and were absolutely delighted with the town. My Mum thought it the nicest place of the whole trip and wished that we had stayed longer. Whilst browsing the realtors down-town she commented on how nice it would be if she could afford to buy a vacation home there, for the whole family â€“ her three children and 10 grand-children to enjoy at their leisure. Then on December the 16th 2004 she lost her 8 year battle with cancer. We sold her house and her estate was left to me and my two sisters. I decided to spend my inheritance on that dream home in Mount Dora that she had wanted.