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

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Villages Charter Middle School - Mass Murder Attack Derailed


This is a photo taken several years ago of The Villages Charter Middle School. News reports this evening indicate two students from this school have been arrested for planning a massacre similar to the Columbine mass shooting of several years ago.

The teens are in custody and will be charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

The complete story can by found in the Orlando Sentinel newspaper.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Condo in Spanish Springs


This photo shows a small sections of condos in a condo village just north of downtown Spanish Springs. A few years ago, we decided to purchase the condo on the far left. It is an older structure and somewhat small, but we liked the fact it was close to the action in Spanish Springs, plus it came with a nice golf car.

We made an offer, put money down and waited for the home inspection report. Our one major requirement was that it be made of concrete block.  It is our firm opinion one should not live in a wooden house in Florida for hurricanes tend to turn them into kindling in a matter of minutes.

Unfortunately, the home inspection report noted that it was, indeed, made of wood with a stucco exterior. We cancelled the contract and that, as they say, was that.

In hindsight, it was too small for our needs and a bit too expensive and the monthly fees in The Villages were, and are, exorbitant. So, all's well that end's well.

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Villages Bus


This is one of the popular buses used to transport folks around The Villages.

Thursday, December 15, 2016