Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Veranda from another angle

The other evening, Lois Anne took this photo of the Veranda restaurant in Lake Sumter Landing. We've shown the restaurant previously, but this is another angle and as you can see it is located directly across from the town square.

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Villages Charter High School

The Villages is an over-55 community. Nevertheless, most of the people who work in The Villages live nearby and many of them have children, and thus the honchos in The Villages decided it was appropriate to build an elementary school, a middle school and a high school.

This is the high school, which as you can see, is a very fine facility.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Leaning water tower?

Lois Anne took this rather dramatic photo of the Lake Sumter Landing water tower silhouetted by the setting sun. The water tower does not really lean.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Did someone call for a cab?

There are many unique golf carts (or cars, as some call them) in The Villages. This one, which we found at Lake Sumter Landing, we thought was special. It's not really a cab, but designed to look like one.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Ty and Suzanne Giesemann

We met Ty and Suzanne Giesemann last night on the boardwalk at Lake Sumter Landing. They were enjoying a beautiful evening with their two long-haired Dachshunds, Rudy and Gretchen.

Both Ty and Suzanne are retired U.S. Naval officers. Ty, a Captain, retired after 28 years in the Navy, during which time he drove warships in various parts of the world. Suzanne, a Commander, retired after twenty years serving in a variety of capacities.

After their retirement, they spent four years traveling on their beautiful sailboat, Liberty. Relatively recently they moved to The Villages and now call The Village of Mallory Square their home.

Suzanne is a writer with several books in print, two of which have to do with sailing. Her latest book due to be released this month is "the amazing true story" of the medium, B. Anne Gehman and her husband, former Jesuit priest, Wayne Knoll.

The Giesemann's are a fascinating couple living their dream. You can read all about their lives and their adventures here. For more information on Suzanne and her books, click here.

We are grateful for the opportunity to meet Ty and Suzanne and for their willingness to pose for us and share their story with us (and with the City Daily Photo blogging community.) Thank you, Ty and Suzanne!

Spanish Springs Golf Cart Series #5 - Plus

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Lake Sumter sunset

Lois Anne took this very nice sunset photo at Lake Sumter landing. The Waterfront Inn is off to the left.