On Saturday we went to the Farmers' Market at Brownwood Paddock Square, the newest "village square" in The Villages.
|The Christmas tree at Brownwood. This square just opened|
a few months ago. Most of the homes in the surrounding area
are less than three years old. And the residents tend to be on
the younger side of 55+.
|Beautiful tomatoes at the market. These might need a little more time|
to ripen, but at least we're not eating cardboard!
Sunday we were at Spanish Springs, the village square closest to where we are and an easy golf cart ride away, for its annual Arts & Crafts Festival. As I mentioned in a Facebook post, it wasn't quite like Art Fair on the Square in Madison - probably not juried - and there were booths for Direct TV and magnetic healing bracelets and plants mixed among the artists and crafters.
|It's so nice to see color and not just gray skies and white snow|
even if this isn't the typical fare at an Arts & Crafts fair.
|When we first encountered the golf cart bridge as we came into|
The Villages last week, we were reminded of the "welcome"
that drivers see who are approaching Disney World.
|Golf cart parking protocol dictates that two carts should park side by side|
in a space that an automobile would normally use.