Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lake Sumter Landing at night

18 comments:

tapirgal said...

I'm starting to get more intrigued by this golf cart society than I ever believed possible.

Re: Mt. Hood. Yes, it's a very sad turn of events. I just finally saw your comment from the 13th. It seems that almost every year I've been in Oregon, one or more climbers have been lost and found dead on Mt. Hood. It may not be every year, but it's been fairly often. It's so sad, as these are usually young people with a great spirit for life and nature, as these three were. I looked up the statistics, and and saw that since they've been keeping records, there has been almost one death per year total on the mountain, but they often occur in groups. There's even an article in Wikipedia about climbing accidents on Mt. Hood. There have been 130 deaths between 1896 and 2002. I don't know how that compares with other mountains, but it seems like a lot. We drive across the shoulder of the mountain on most trips between Astoria and Bend, and it's really a beautiful and probably very compelling mountain - very accessible from Portland, too. I had a nice picture of Mt. Hood I was going to post before I knew this tragedy was taking place. I'll probably post it soon. I didn't know the people, but I think we all feel something when it's close to home. Thanks for your comment.

Rose said...

I like this shot...I seem to like any shot taken at night. They just seem sort of magical to me.

Small City Scenes said...

Love it!! It just cracks me up to see all those carts lined up like that. Use to be Harleys. MB

Vogon Poet said...

I wonder if they have snow tyres for these...

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Jacob,
I understood then that most of the residents of this beautiful Village, unlike other cities, prefer to have these cute golf carts than a "Mercedes"or how knows maybe a "Jaguar"!
Maybe... it is easier to park!
However,I believe those golf cars are also expensive to buy.
Where they discovered that fashion style?
:)
Hugs
Léia

joo said...

Oh my favourite little cars:):):)
Have a great weekend!

cieldequimper said...

Must have been a concert night, look at that! No more space to park even a Smartcar!

Leif Hagen said...

Just one, simple question: Do they drive golf carts in "The Villages?"

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - No, Mr. Hagen from Eagan, they don't drive golf carts in The Villages. The drive golf cars. Sheesh!

Jacob said...

@ Ciel - Every night's a concert night - 365 nights a year! At both Lake Sumter Landing and Spanish Springs.

B SQUARED said...

Can you imagine if they all decide to leave at the same time?

Jacob said...

@ Cezar and Leia - The Villages is a planned community and was built specifically as a golf car community. It is now quite a large city, with over 70,000 residents...and there are cart paths throughout. However, in the downtown areas, golf cars are allowed on the streets.

Many of these folks are quite well-to-do, and they still have their Mercedes and Jaguars, etc. Some of them add many extras to their golf cars which brings the price up to as high as $20,000 US. Even a basic golf car goes for between $5-7,000!

Jacob said...

@ the Poet - Heh, heh!

Jacob said...

@ Small City Scenes - There is at least one Harley club in The Villages!

Virginia said...

So which one's TIger's???

Leif Hagen said...

My little friend, Allison, responded to your comment on my blog posting today! I couldn't have responded better than her comment. Cheerio - "Heagan from Eagan"

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - I have made an appropriate response on your blog posting for today.

Me thinks, though, you got the last phrase wrong: Didn't you mean to say, "Heathen from Eagan"?

Hilda said...

This made me smile again. Thanks, Jacob!