One of the best trips my mom took late in life was to visit my sister in New Mexico to catch the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
She would always light up…pun intended…when talking about that trip.
This week, for the first time ever, a hot air balloon festival took place in The Villages.
The Villages Balloon Glow took place Friday through Sunday at The Villages Polo Club beginning at 5 p.m. each day.
If you were feeling brave enough you could even take a ride up in one.
You can learn more at The Villages Daily Sun, or check out the video below:
In other news…
Longtime District Manager Janet Tutt announced this week that July 9 would be her last day. She is retiring after 13 years in this position.
According to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics, only around 500,000 of the 16 million Americans who served in World War II are alive today.
Several of them call The Villages home, and this week some of them shared their thoughts and memories of D-Day, June 6, 1944. [The Villages Daily Sun]
This month's edition of The Villages Vmail covers a lot of the special events and activities on tap for this summer, and gives us a look at two brand new villa neighborhoods in the Village of DeSoto: