The Villages. What a neat concept for a community. The Quilt Guild of The Villages has over 800 members and is a collective made up of 18 smaller guilds (or bees) that meet at different locations in The Villages.
Everyone, well not every one was zipping about in golf carts. In this community he carts are not reserved for the golf course. The carts have their own paved path with underground tunnels to cross from one side of the auto roadways to the other. and they are everywhere. They were parked in front of shops in the market squares as well as bars, restaurants and coffee shops. Most looked like what you'd imagine a typical cart on a golf course would look like while a great many others were full of personality, like little VW's or Smart cars. They were soooooo cute. I wanted one. I was told that some of the gasoline powered ones can zip along at speeds up to 35 miles an hour and are considered street legal. The other thing I found neat about the community; I wished I'd taken a picture was a lot of the homes had garages with small door separate from the regular sized ones just for the carts to enter.
The guild put me up at the Water Front Inn which was a very nice place with a tropical theme. Think Hemmingway.
No one in my class admitted to be in witness protection so here is a look at the some ladies who were in my Wednesday class.
Several of my students arrived at the class site via their cart. This is one of them.
I am home for a 11 days and I plan to get back to the painting I left on the easel and try to get it quilted before I am off to Boca Raton on the 19th.