Saturday, May 9, 2009
I really don't know what this sign means. The house is located on the main road into town, which is often filled with Harley Davidson motorcycles rolling by, so maybe it has something to do with that. Or, it could be the owner of the house rides Harleys.
Friday, May 8, 2009
The Villages is an over-55 community. Nevertheless, most of the people who work in The Villages live nearby and many of them have children, and thus the honchos in The Villages decided it was appropriate to build an elementary school, a middle school and a high school.
This is the high school, which as you can see, is a very fine facility.
Yes, this is a woodworking shop, according to the sign on the door. The truck, I believe, belongs to the owner of the woodworking shop. The picture on the side of the truck is of one of Cedar Key's icons - a ramshackle hut perched precariously out in the bay, the remnant of a hurricane past.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
We met Ty and Suzanne Giesemann last night on the boardwalk at Lake Sumter Landing. They were enjoying a beautiful evening with their two long-haired Dachshunds, Rudy and Gretchen.
Both Ty and Suzanne are retired U.S. Naval officers. Ty, a Captain, retired after 28 years in the Navy, during which time he drove warships in various parts of the world. Suzanne, a Commander, retired after twenty years serving in a variety of capacities.
After their retirement, they spent four years traveling on their beautiful sailboat, Liberty. Relatively recently they moved to The Villages and now call The Village of Mallory Square their home.
Suzanne is a writer with several books in print, two of which have to do with sailing. Her latest book due to be released this month is "the amazing true story" of the medium, B. Anne Gehman and her husband, former Jesuit priest, Wayne Knoll.
The Giesemann's are a fascinating couple living their dream. You can read all about their lives and their adventures here. For more information on Suzanne and her books, click here.
We are grateful for the opportunity to meet Ty and Suzanne and for their willingness to pose for us and share their story with us (and with the City Daily Photo blogging community.) Thank you, Ty and Suzanne!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
You probably don't want to do this at home. The lady is a trained gator expert. She can tell you all about alligators. She works at Flamingo Gardens in Davie in South Florida. Maybe if you were really sweet, she might let you pet the gator.