Category Archives: Travel

European Village

Welcome to the European Village in Palm Coast — a one stop-destination for all things dining, lounging, shopping, and entertainment, featuring 6 restaurants, 6 shops, 5 bars, 3 offices, and 2 cafes!

Thoroughbred Farm Tour

On August 6 Bonnie and I had the opportunity take the Thoroughbred Farm Tour with a group from The Villages Lifelong Learning College. The tour started with a bus trip to Ocala and the Ocala Breeder’s Sales (O.B.S.) training and sales grounds to watch the thor­oughbreds train on the synthetic one-mile racetrack. (Unfortunately, the track was being repaired so we did not see the horses train.) Next stop the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders mini-museum for a brief visit and history lesson. We then visited one of the multimillion dollar Thoroughbred farms to see the incred­ible stallions, mares and the newborn foals. We also visited two other smaller farms. Last but not least, a short ride back to restaurant overlooking the track at O.B.S. for a great ranch style lunch. Our instructor was Thomas Sweeney.

Overview of St. Augustine

Flying the Dynamic Aero over St. Augustine.

Yesterday I was invited by a friend to fly in his light sport airplane (LSA). His airplane is a Dynamic Aero. We flew from Ormond Beach (OMN) to St. Augustine SGJ). I took these images with a Samsung point-and-shoot camera. I enhanced images using Adobe Photoshop.

Lake Panasoffkee, FL

On Sunday my dog, Andy, and I drove from The Villages to Lake Panasoffkee. Neither of us had been there before. These are photos of some interesting things we saw.