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Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Many-Purposed Polo Field

When we moved to the Villages, we knew that there would be lots of activities at the recreation centers and town squares, but one of the surprises for me have been the activities at the Polo field.  Yes, the Villages has it's own polo field and polo matches are held here in season.  When the polo clubs are not using the field, it is used for a variety of other events.   The field is available for radio control model airplane enthusiasts each morning.  There are kite flying days held there in the spring.  The Christmas Golf Cart Parade was held there at the beginning of December.  Last week there was a performance by the Lipizzaner Stallions.

Today's paper has an article about the Villages Renaissance Faire, which will take place at the polo field this Saturday and Sunday. There will be a live chess game, jousting and sword-fighting demonstrations, and vendors selling Renaissance related articles.  The article says this is a new event on the Villages calendar, held for the first time last year.  It was so successful, they plan to make it an annual event.  We will not be able to check it out this year, as we have other pans, but I will definitely look for this next year.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

There were a ton of things to do in the Villages last night.  I think every one of the country clubs had a party with live entertainment.  There are now 11 country clubs, so this made plenty of options.  There was also entertainment on each of the 3 town squares, plus a number of other restaurants in the area with special New Year's parties planned.  As for us, we prefer staying home and watching the ball drop on TV.  Golf carts can be just as dangerous as cars in the hands of a driver who has had a little too much to drink.  Hope you all had a safe beginning to 2013.

We are going to be doing some extensive traveling over the next few months.   This blog will be going on hiatus while I am gone.   In the meantime, I will be working on my latest travel blog.  If anyone is interested, the link can be found on our main web page.  If you know me, you know how to find it or how to email me to ask.