The Villages, Florida

Our blogs have been delayed because after visiting The Villages two more times we were hooked. The more we learned the more impressed we became with the way someone had created a beautiful town catering to retirement age people with such excellence. We continue to be impressed.

We found a house that was just perfect for us in the new area they are building and bought it. Here are a few pictures of some of the activities we enjoyed while waiting to close on the house.

They have a beautiful polo field where they compete in the spring and fall. When its not being used people fly model airplanes or kites overhead.

We had never seen a game so had to check it out. Golf cart drivers showed their skills with synchrinized driving at … I guess halftime. They even had senior cheerleaders, although we didn’t see any big jumps or cartwheels. Everyone was invited onto the field to press down all the divots, and Champagne was served in the center of the field for motivation. I guess it’s a big deal if you get one of the polo balls. A woman crawled into the bushes below us to capture one that was out-of-bounds. As we were leaving a few minutes before the game was finished, and before happy hour began, a ball was shot into the parking lot where our car was parked. We were curious to see exactly what the ball looked like because the referees picked them up with a hook on a long stick and the players bounced them on the end of their polo stick. (Hope polo players don’t read my description of their game) As I picked up the ball in the park lot people passing in golf cars cheered as if I had captured a prize possession. Who knew.

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Sunset over our new neighborhood. Of course our house has a west view. I think it even rivals all the beautiful sunsets I enjoyed in Texas

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One of the driving ranges. Sometimes the little island is white with golf balls.

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A darling little roadster golf cart complete with hood and trunk.

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Traveling Blessed USA

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