Our stay in Central Florida (WDW, etc) travel blog

Spanish Springs

Spanish Springs

Spanish Springs - Lots of Golf Carts

Spanish Springs

Spanish Springs - More Golf Carts

Spanish Springs - town square

Spanish Springs - town square

Spanish Springs - town square

Spanish Springs - town square

Spanish Springs - town square - Vendor making fresh guacamole

Spanish Springs - town square - Houston riding in his Doggie Roadster

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - awards

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - bathrooms

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - bathrooms

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - bathrooms

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - bathrooms

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - bathrooms

Wildwood's Cotillion Southern Cafe - bathrooms


The Villages is made up of lots of small "villages". We visited Spanish Springs for their farmer's market, it was not large but had a good variety of produce. Again, there are lots of golf carts parked and driving around the streets. Because of Houston's age, will be 15 in Nov, we push him around in his Doggie Roadster we bought for him at the Arizona Market Place in Yuma about a year ago. As we were returning to our home at Three Flags RV Resort, we stopped at a cafe in Wildwood we were told about. The Cotillion Southern Cafe which is filled with antiques.

The building was originally THE BANK OF WILDWOOD and was in existence before June 1905 . The Bank is located directly in front of where the Railroad depot once stood. The Railroad payroll was given out on the front porch of the bank. The Railroad employees could pay bills and cash checks. Wildwood was a Railroad town. Most people have relatives that do or did work for the Railroad. It remained a bank until the late 1960's when it was moved across the street. The Bank was robbed Valentine's Day 1965. In the middle of the night thieves cut a hole in the roof and robbed the front vault which is located where the cafe office is now located just off the dining room. The cafe owners have tried to retain the historical integrity of the building. The two vaults are still intact. The one in the kitchen has the original door. The building has been a Bank, an antique store, an air conditioning shop and a Stereo shop.



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