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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Tuesday - The Villages - Day 27

"My, people come and go so quickly around here."--Dorothy Gale

Dear Diary,

It is day 27 of my visit to The Villages, Florida.

It is a memorable adventure.

More and more, each new day, I feel like Dorothy Gale in L. Frank Baum's, "Wizard of Oz."

Only instead of skipping a Yellow Brick Road, I drive a golf cart through a maze of golf paths.

Life is different here.

Time seems to disappear. Think living without Fridays and Mondays; no deadlines, no buses, boats, trains, or planes to catch. Think permanent vacation. Imagine.

Every night in The Villages there is free live entertainment, and Villagers got a choice between two town squares, Sumter Square and Spanish Springs Square.

There are two movie theaters, too many to count restaurants and recreation centers, tennis and pickleball courts, bocci, too. And, there is a golf course for every day of the week.

Free!

There are two libraries, a state of the art cancer hospital, VA hospital, Urgent Care Centers, medical centers, and outlet shopping in downtown.

Two nights a week, vendors come to the squares to market their goods.

If you really get bored, The Villages got more than 1100 clubs to join.

There is everything from archery to boating to chess to dominoes to kayaking, painting and writing.

There are concerts, theater, and there is even an adult learning center.

If you are good at something and want to teach it, you can do that, too.

If you still can not find something to suit your liking, one has only to step up and ask for it.

The Wizard here is Gary Morse, son-in-law of Harold Schwarz, founder of The Villages. 

Incredible.

Awesome.

Amazing.

Genius.

So, what's not to like?

Here are a few photos I shot today. Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed snapping them.

Until this time next time.

See you in print,

Linda Della Donna

It's a beautiful day in The Villages. A bit overcast and for a short time, it poured rain.

I took in a  movie this afternoon. The previews ran while people scurried for seats. The place was packed with Christmas visitors and Village families.

Tonight's entertainment at Sumter Square, "Yesterdayze" The Ultimate 60's Experience.

The open dance floor was packed with Happy dancers.



That's Danny selling suitcases. Danny says this week is his best time for selling suitcases. Everybody needs a suitcase to pack all their presents in.

Say goodnight Linda. Goodnight Linda.

  Writing Quote:

"I quote others only to better express myself." --Michel E. de Montaigne

Writing Tip:

When writing for children, use strong verbs. Heck, when writing for anyone, use strong verbs. Avoid adjectives ending in ly. They slow the action.

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