The Villages

Saturday we drove up to Wildwood to see the parents.  My sister and her family drove down from Gainesville and we surprised them will all their grandchildren.  (They wouldn’t let us leave them there with them… what’s up with that?) Dad was working on the house so we took Mom and went into “town” (okay, that’s funny..there is no town… they just call the bunch of old buildings down the street that) and to The Villages. 

The Villages is this HUGE adult-living community (it covers three counties) where everyone drives around on tripped out golfcarts.  There’s even special roads for the golfcarts and parking for them.  They’re decorated, themed, and taken very seriously. They’ve created this community with beautiful homes and lots for all the adults to do.

There are several shopping areas there with specific themes.  We went to Lake Sumpter Landings… themed like an old fishing village (or something).  It’s cute… boutique-y stores, a Starbucks (thank goodness), and a “wharf.” We took a 15 minute ride on the lake and listened to our tour guide tell us “tall tales” about the area.  I think Mom missed the part where the guy said these were “tall tales” because she asked him how old the lighthouse was and why it was built the way it was… we were all laughing too hard to clue her in right away. 

Anyway… we had a great afternoon with Mom.. & I got some cute pics of the kids. (wishing there wasn’t so many shadows in this one.  The kids wouldn’t stand in the sun.) 😦

Kids at wall

Good thing I have a fast camera… these kids did NOT want to be right there at that moment. I think the one below is my favorite…

Girls at Wall

Can you hear the scrapbook pages calling??


About jensmack

Non-Profit HR Director, Scrapbooker, Reader, TV Lover, and Crafter. Also, Neurotic, Sarcastic, Anxiety-filled Mom of Three.
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4 Responses to The Villages

  1. mIcHeLlE-o says:

    Jen, I love driving by the Villages, such a pretty community. Those pics are awesome. I can see why you like the second one so much, it’s awesome!!

  2. chriselda says:

    if you don’t make scrappy pages of this soon,
    i’ll have to do it myself….

  3. Tawnya says:

    Oh totally scrap worthy material here girlie! Cant wait to see what you come up with :)!!!

    Have a great week!

  4. Missy says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE those photos!!
    gorgeous scrapping material 🙂

  5. islandjen says:

    oh yes, i feel some scrappy coming on!! the pics rock!!

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