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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Casino “Camping” & Key Biscayne

We spent Saturday night on the parking lot of the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming Casino & Hotel.  Here are some pictures that I took on Sunday afternoon during the half-time of the Colts/Jets game.  You can notice all of the TV antenna’s cranked up!!

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Here is a close-up of the car that the motorhome behind me pulls behind him………

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Sunday’s plan was that Patsy and I were going to take a day trip to Key Biscayne, and Mark was going to drive to the North Palm Beach Airport to pick up Sue for a 4:50pm arrival from Lake Charles (Lafayette).

Patsy and I left about 9:00am, and drove to Key Biscayne, and the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.  Once we got on the island, we found that traffic was seriously backed up due to a bike ride that was being sponsored on the island.  The good thing was that the state park was almost empty!!

The Miami skyline…….

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The Key Biscayne skyline…….

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We finally arrived at the state park, and found more good news…… the “skeeter meter” was also reading low…….

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The park was nice.  One of it’s attractions was the lighthouse.  It was the second one with the first being burned down by Indians in the 1800’s.  Here is a group of Lighthouse photos:

The path to the lighthouse…..

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Patsy looking through the window……

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The lighthouse keeper’s quarters with kitchen in the back………

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Other views of the lighthouse…….

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Structural parts of the first lighthouse…..

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On Key Biscayne, the beaches were:

Rocky to the South……

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……… and sandy to the East…..

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On the way out, Patsy found some more Pelicans and wanted to take pictures………

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Tomorrow, Monday, we will probably head south toward the Keys.  We are thinking about spending a couple of nights along the way at the Flamingo Campground in Everglades National Park before our reservations at the Sugarloaf Key KOA begins for three nights.  Maybe???

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