Oh baby, who knew how much fun it could be hanging out with the seniors?? Aunt Marg and I decided yesterday that we'd head to Tar-jay and rather than take the boring old car we'd hop onto the golf cart and take it for a spin. Tons o fun I tell ya!
First, we decided it was best to assume the names of the rightful owners of the golf cart so 'Chuck and Connie' we became. We'd like to think it was because those were the names plastered on the front of our GC but in reality it's kinda like a witn*ss prot*ction program as our (read: my) driving skills sometimes left a lot to be desired. Heh!
Secondly, the Villages is not a tiny place and our adventurous trip to Tar-jay was a 20 min drive (with the pedal to the medal) and even then we had just dented the surface of this place. I understand The Village has something like 70,000 people living here and I'd believe it!
One of the fun parts about driving here is that there are 'roundabouts' or 'taffic circles' galore. What a hoot they are! Cars and golf carts whipping around, all trying to get on and off in their proper spot while trying not to immitate the Griswold's adventures in Europe. I had to do an extra circle a couple of times but not too often. I was pretty timid of these circles 2 days ago and now I love them. What a great way to move traffic. Wish we had them at home!
At some of the busier intersections there are golf cart tunnels (which I insist mean throwing my arms in the air and shouting 'woohoo!' as we drive through) but they tend to sneak up on me. A couple of times I had to circle back to go through a missed tunnel but we'll just say I'm glad these things were made to drive on the grass when I circled back!
Scooting around, usually on 4 wheels but possibly the odd time I took a corner a little too fast and we might have gone onto 2 for a moment, but in general we rocked the golf cart! We could get from A to B with ease by the end and even mastered the art of waving to fellow golf cart riders as we sailed along the roads and cart paths. At one point we attempted to have 3 of us share the cart and oh my, the looks we got. A couple of guys pulled up beside us as we were just starting out and they did a very poor job of hiding their laughter from us! Heh....guess we should have looked for one of these bigger ones when all 3 of us wanted to ride!
I tell you, never have I ever seen SO MANY golf carts in one place! You'll find a few of the really neat ones scattered throughout this post.
This is a sign I don't remember seeing at home and it made me chuckle. Oh yah, I love retirement living. Bring it on!!
Now, it's time to head to bed as tomorrow is a BIG day! Anyone whose been here very long can probably guess where I'm headed! YIPPEEE!!! You didn't think I could be this close and not go did you?