Saturday, February 21, 2009

Train station at Sumter Landing

This is another "Disney" touch. There are no trains. One can't have a "hometown," however, without a train station. Ergo, the folks in charge built an "old" train station. It's very nice, though.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Dancing in the Town Square at Sumter Landing

Both of The Villages' Hometowns offer music and dancing in their town squares just about every night of the year. People come to listen, dance, watch, and you can buy your favorite beverages, too. Some of the bands and singers are excellent!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunset over Spanish Springs

This beautiful photo by Lois Anne pictures the sun setting over the Hometown of Spanish Springs. The majority of people living in The Villages get around via golf carts.

Monday, February 16, 2009


The two "hometown" areas of The Villages are Disney-like creations, their ambiance designed specifically to provide various experiences. For example, Sumter Landing is on a small lake. The wooden pier and walkways, stores and restaurants, lights, and all the other trappings let you feel like they've been there forever and they developed over time.

Thus, the lighthouse at Sumter Landing has no real function. It is decoration. But beautiful decoration. It is also a restaurant and bar.

Disney-esque though it all be, it is still beautiful and a delightful place to spend a warm evening with the one you love.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Interior - Community Church in Spanish Springs

The Community Church in Spanish Springs (courtyard photo yesterday) is non-denominational and serves not only as a worship center but as a center for community events such as concerts. It is a beautiful building, inside and out.