Thursday, December 18, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New Corvette - Lake Sumter Landing

While there is a certain disparity in terms of wealth among residents of The Villages, some are quite rich. They are the ones who can afford new Corvettes like this one! What a car!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The town square - Brownwood

The town square in Brownwood is quite different than the other town squares in Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing. Brownwood features stadium-type seating, although chairs could be set up in the open area of the square. There is a log-cabin type of stage and we'll post photos of that soon.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Ancient Olive

The Ancient Olive is one of the newer shops in Lake Sumter Landing. It is a tasting room for its products which include "Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils," "Flavor Infused Olive Oils," "Balsamic Vinegars," Specialty Seed and Seasonal Oils," "Accessories and Hardware," "Cooking Classes," "Cookbooks," and gift cards.

So, if you're wandering about Lake Sumter Landing and have a hankering for some oils or vinegars of cooking classes, stop by and say hello. If you have any further interest in this store, the website is here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Evening Star

There are a couple of Evening Star boats. Docked at Lake Sumter Landing they provide relatively brief excursions around little Lake Sumter.

The kind of ride you get depends upon who is your captain. One time our captain regaled us with tales of his excursions on other lakes and rivers in central Florida.  But most of what he said was "horse hockey."

During the summertime, the people running this operation are in danger of dying from boredom or
contracting carpal tunnel syndrome from playing with their smart phones. It's too hot to go out on the lake and the folks who live year-round in The Villages don't give a flip about a 10-minute cruise on Lake Sumter to begin with.

But during the winter, when the snowbirds return and people come to visit in order to escape the snow and ice and cold weather of the northland, the Evening Star boats get quite a workout.

If you have a devious mind you might wonder if the Evening Star could serve as an escape route for a felon or someone being chased by an angry spouse. I don't think so. The boats are pretty slow. By the time you got to the other side of the lake the local county sheriff would be waiting to greet you!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tribute bench - Spanish Springs

McLinBurnsed - Attorneys At Law

Business facade in the new "hometown" of Brownwood, The Villages.  The photo was taken about a year ago.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Golf Car Bridge

This bridge, built exclusively for golf cars, spans the 6-lane Highway 441 in Spanish Springs