Saturday, July 4, 2009

Detail of La Reina

La Reina, you may recall, is located in the Spanish Springs downtown area, and housed the sales offices for The Villages. The sales offices have moved to a new location and La Reina is now home to a variety of businesses as well as a large Mexican restaurant.

This photos shows some detail of the southern side of the building.

Friday, July 3, 2009

On the waterfront

On the waterfront at Lake Sumter Landing.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The late, great Dominig's Ristorante

Isn't this a beautiful ristorante? One of the chefs, perhaps the chief chef, was our neighbor until he moved away a couple of years ago.

Dominig's Ristorante in Lake Sumter Landing is no more. We had always planned to eat there but when we visited Lake Sumter Landing one evening a few months ago, we found the ristorante was shut down.

We went back to Lake Sumter Landing recently, and lo and behold, there's another restaurant in that same space with a large outdoor bar where you see tables and people in the photo above. It looked very nice so we will give that a try in the near future.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

RJ Gators in Lake Sumter Landing

It's on the waterfront and a nice place to eat...relaxed, earthy ambiance and the food was quite good.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Open air market in Lake Sumter Landing

These open air markets are held frequently in both downtowns - Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing. This one was in Lake Sumter Landing. Wares for sale include all kinds of trinkets, household items, sporting goods, watches, glassware, etc.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Walking the boardwalk to the Lighthouse

The Lighthouse has a light. It also houses a casual-style restaurant. We have not yet eaten there, but will at some time in the future, as it affords a fine view of the lake at sunset!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Things were ducky on St. Patrick's Day

On or about St. Patrick's Day, we visited Spanish Springs in The Villages. A large number of people filled the town square for the usual evening concert. The Villages, being a fun place, dyed the waters surrounding the square a St. Patrick green.

They even brought in some Mallard ducks.

Or did they?

Are they real or is this another Disneyesque creation?