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Friday Flags from The Villages in Florida

Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Friday Flags from The Villages in Florida

Earlier this week, we drove up to the Villages for a meet and greet with Dick Betts 

We enjoyed a pleasant lunch with Dick and his wife Michelle.  Where we were was right off one of the many squares within the Villages, and the parking spaces were all well packed with the common vehicle of this community.

The residents don't drive very far so this type of cart works well for them, and if they should happen to be going to the golf course, the bag holders are there as well.

As we were leaving our lunch meet, we were not more than 2 minutes away from the square when a flutter caught my eye as if to say don't forget me.

It would only be appropriate to have the Friday Flags come right after a meet-up with a fellow Rainer. It makes the trip that much more special.

Friday Flags from The Villages in Florida


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Comments (17)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Ed. Thanks for the photos, especially the flag. The variety of golf carts seems to be the signature of The Villages. Glad you had a good lunch! Enjoy your day.

Feb 23, 2024 04:15 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Lots of cool-looking golf carts!  I am glad you had such a nice meetup with Dick Betts 

Feb 23, 2024 04:21 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I wish we could use golf carts for our local trips.

Thanks, Ed, for sharing your photographs.

Feb 23, 2024 04:32 AM
Dick Betts
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 thanks for sharing about my wonderful community, we have a very high number of retired military and many of the golf carts display flags and the branches of service!

Feb 23, 2024 04:40 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Everything I hear about the Villages, I love. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Friday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Feb 23, 2024 05:32 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Very nice flag, and I like how the wind was cooperating!

Feb 23, 2024 05:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Ed,

So glad you had the chance to meet with Dick Betts and his wife Michelle for lunch while you were in FL. Love the flag you captured waiving proudly!

Feb 23, 2024 05:59 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Wayne Martin   They're the primary mode of transportation and I would venture if you're not in a cart then you don't live there.

Brian England   Car enthusiasts have car shows and I would guess that they get together and have cart shows.

Feb 23, 2024 06:10 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Roy Kelley, you need to find the location that allows you to live that way. You certainly have earned the right.

Dick Betts   I mentioned it to you that I would need to find a flag to give the visit a friendly ending. Being former military I would have to have the insignia as well.

Feb 23, 2024 06:11 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Bill Salvatore - East Valley   It is definitely an interesting place and not a small community by any stretch.  And they have Pickleball!

Kat Palmiotti   I have been very fortunate as the wind seems to cooperate a lot for me lately.


Feb 23, 2024 06:13 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Dorie Dillard Austin TX   It's as though the world shifted to make it a memorable day for ActiveRain members getting together.

Feb 23, 2024 06:15 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Such a special meet-up Ed, and the flag fluttering as you left, makes it all the better!

Feb 23, 2024 06:38 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

The Villages (like much of Florida) believes in America. It is a symbol...not a racist symbol but simply one that shows a country of all different origins can come together and form an amazing world power.

Feb 23, 2024 07:08 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Ed and I bet having lunch with Dick and his wife would be great.  Yes lots of golf carts there.


Feb 23, 2024 09:17 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed I was expecting to see American Flags flying on all those golf carts.

Feb 23, 2024 11:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Love it, Ed!!!   It's good to see our flags flying throughout the country. 

Feb 23, 2024 07:50 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Ed:

You certainly had a good vacation week having a meetup with Dick plus finding a beautiful flag waving in the breeze to photograph.


Feb 24, 2024 12:42 PM