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Unrequited Love and Turkey & Dressing     May 14, 2009

As I said before, we’re parked at an RV community in Homestead (actually Florida City) FL called Goldcoaster RV Resort with over 400 sites, with most of them having mobile homes on the lots, but they have a lot of sites for rent.

Parked at Goldcoaster RV

Parked at Goldcoaster RV

GoldCoaster

One of the plants we’ve seen around here is a tree with large bunches of bright orange red flowers.

Royal Poinciana

Royal Poinciana
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Royal Poinciana Flowers

Royal Poinciana Flowers

We were first told it was a Royal Poinsettia tree, but finally found it was a Royal Poinciana tree. These trees really stand out.

After lunch at Cracker Barrel (Thursday is Turkey & Dressing Day which is a favorite of Jan’s) we headed a few miles north to the Coral Castle.

The history behind the Coral Castle is one of unrequited love.  Edward Leedskalnin was jilted by his 16 year old fiancé the day before his wedding in Latvia.

Immigrating to American in the early 1920’s, he supposedly built the Coral Castle (then called Rock Gate) in tribute to his “Sweet Sixteen”.

The place was featured on ‘In Search of…” and “That’s Incredible” and there is some controversy how this one man, working only at night, was able to move stones as heavy as 30 tons by himself.

If you want more info, click here for a pretty good article.

Here are some pics.

Coral Castle 1




Coral Castle 2

My Sweet Sixteen, although I didn’t meet her until she was 19.

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Coral Castle 3

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Coral Castle 4

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Coral Castle 5

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Coral Castle 6

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Tomorrow I’ll take care of the dryer repair, which hopefully will only take a couple of hours. But then we’ll see.

This just in . . .

Mullets and Man Buns

The latest book in Nick Russell’s John Lee Quarrels series, Mullets and Man Buns, went live on Amazon Kindle today, so get your copy before they run out of electrons




Thought for the Day:
 

Sometimes even the little devil sitting on my shoulder asks, “What The Hell Are You Doing?” 

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