Tuesday, February 20, 2018

This Old Cart

This old cart was found in Spanish Springs.  It's exact age is unknown, but because it doubtless represents a time before color photography was invented, I thought it good to present the scene in black and white.

Which do you like best?

Note:  This post was cross-posted to our Ocala blog HERE.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Fancy Golf Cars

I'm not sure, but would guess the foremost golf car cost $20,000 or more. There are about 80,000 golf cars in The Villages at last count and The Villages continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Dragon Master Boats

Dragon Master Boats, awaiting crews and the right weather to head out on Lake Sumter.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Information Trolley

Because so many people visit the three "hometowns" of The Villages, this trolley makes its rounds to provide up-to-date information on The Villages. This particular one was set up early evening in the square in Lake Sumter Landing.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

RJ Gators Restaurant - Lake Sumter Landing

The interior was mostly bereft of patrons

Even the bar, usually a busy place, was silent

The people were outside on the veranda overlooking the water.

A guitarist/singer was providing the entertainment.

He was so loud that it hurt one's ears just to walk nearby.

We had our meal inside where it was quiet.  That's where I took the first two shots! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Hanging Around

Sometimes if you hang around too long you get caught. Or maybe it's the other way around?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Crashed Sailboat

Those who live in The Villages or surrounding areas, know this iconic crashed sailboat well. But, like the other sinking ship in Lake Sumter, it is rotting away and it would behoove the powers-that-be to replace them with newer tourist teasers.

[Note:  This photo has been reposted to Ocala & Central Florida Photos.]

Main Street - Lake Sumter Landing

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Buildings in the three home towns of The Villages

Brownwood Post Office - Brownwood

Cattlemen's Association - Spanish Springs

Citizens First Bank - Spanish Springs

Bank - Lake Sumter Landing

Sneaky Jake's Tavern - Brownwood

Please note that with the exception of the two banks, none of these buildings are what they claim to be.  They are creations by the powers-that-be in The Villages to give the area a "vintage" effect.  As we've said before, The Villages is a "Disneyland for Adults."

Saturday, February 25, 2017