OB Walking Tour with Mrs. Tomblin
Our favorite author, Mrs. Tomblin, took Great Kids on a fabulous walking tour of Ormond Beach. Students were fascinated with the many rooms filled with history in the Casements, John Rockefeller’s winter home in the early 1900’s. We sure are thankful to the city of Ormond Beach for restoring Mr. Rockefeller’s home!
We learned a lot about the Hotel Ormond while reading Mystery at the Hotel Ormond, so it was pretty cool to walk across Granada Boulevard, stop right where the hotel used to stand, and imagine being a guest in the Hotel Ormond in the 1920’s.
As we crossed Orchard Lane to view John Anderson’s old hunting lodge named the Talahloka, we couldn’t believe the cabin has been there since 1800’s.
Our last stop was the cupola, from the Hotel Ormond, a place that had so much meaning after reading Mrs. Tomblin’s book. We are grateful to Mrs. Tomblin for writing an awesome mystery, and for making history fun! We loved our OB Walking Tour!