Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
McIntosh, Florida is located about 25 miles north of Ocala on Highway 441. A very small town, it is noted for its antique stores (most of which are open only on weekends) and an annual arts and crafts fair which draws thousands of people.
First Baptist Church was chartered in 1903 with 33 members. After several additions and renovations, it is still going strong today.
Photograph by Lois Anne.
You'll find this yellow house, which is inhabited, just across the road from the Cedar Cove Condos and very near the beach area in Cedar Key. In spite of its appearance, it is quite valuable...prices of homes and land have not depreciated in Cedar Key as in other parts of the state.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
On the eastern side of Lake Sumter Landing's town square, the road winds off to the right fronting a series of shops, including one huge furniture store that takes up about three city blocks.
This fence, across from the lake and the boardwalk, caught my eye. It is very attractive I think. The stone work makes it.
Les Chefs de France is an upscale restaurant in France at Disney's Epcot Center's World Showcase. We had intended to have lunch there, but it was very crowded with a number of people waiting and the prices were quite high. We ate at the Boulangerie.
Photos are by Lois Anne.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Both the Spanish Springs and Lake Sumter Landing hometowns provide outdoor bars for residents who gather in the evenings to listen to music and dance in the town squares. These bars are very busy during "Happy Hour" which usually consists of several hours during which time two drinks can be purchased for the price of one.
This particular bar is located at the Lake Sumter Landing town square.
Monday, May 25, 2009
If you wish to divest yourself of some hard-earned cash in return for handcrafted items, some supposedly from Peru, enter here. The Villages offers a variety of shopping experiences.
Sharp-eyed observers will note we posted a photo of the top of this building a couple of weeks ago. We thought it appropriate to also show a picture of the bottom. Every decent building should have a bottom as well as a top.
The folks who live in this house are fortunate for it is a beauty. An older home, to be sure, but well maintained. Notice the large front porch, the metal roof, and the "cupola" on top with a good-sized balcony on which to sit and look at the bay over the roofs of the other homes.