For the past 19 years my parents have been living in an over 55 active adult community in central Florida known as Timber Pines.
The development here was established in 1982 and is lovely as well as large, over 3400 homes fill this beautiful gated oasis.
There is a clubhouse and a lodge where residents can swim, play tennis, boccie ball, pick up a card game, have a drink and just simply relax.
Here Chris and Michael are taking a dip in the fabulously warm waters the clubhouse's geo-thermally heated resort like swimming pool.
And did I mention golf??? Yes there is plenty of opportunity to golf for the golf enthusiast. Four golf courses exist within the community of Timber Pines. There are two luxurious 18 hole courses called executive courses, one championship course and one chip and put course. Not forgetting to mention a driving range and a practice putting green.
There is also some interesting wild life indigenous to the region. Would you believe this guy below is a member of the squirrel family? He is the size of an average house cat and likes to forage by the golf course greens
Most homes have back patios and or screened in in-ground swimming pools.
And there are some mighty beautiful homes and landscaping to ohh and ahh over.
My dad always referred to Timber Pines as Heaven's waiting room...
...and you know what...I think he is right!
We are headed home in a couple days and then it is back to welcoming the beauty of spring in our own neck of the woods.
Wishing you all a wonderful last weekend of April.