Bahia Honda State Park
Bahia Honda State Park is on one of the Keys along the Overseas Highway, south of Miami headed towards Key West Florida. A very popular kayaking and camping spot, the park also has a bit of history. Bahia Honda is Spanish for “Deep Bay.” The bay itself is on the North side of the Island, and was the deepest channel between the Keys before man started dredging.
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Disney Magic Kingdom, Orlando Florida Pictures
March, 2012 – In Orlando Florida again. Hit Disney World/Magic Kingdom up. Again. Not quite as artistic this time.
Big Thunder Mountain across from Tom Sawyer’s Island
Cinderella’s Castle, with dancing going on in front!
A random sign.
Topiary Mickey and Minnie
And the People Mover. Quite possibly still my favorite ride at Disney. Still rather upset that it’s shut down totally in Anaheim.
35MM Slide – Lion at Busch Gardens Tampa
From a 1960’s trip to the Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida. Unfortunately every other picture of the animals in the drive through safari were either blurry, or through windows so dirty you couldn’t tell what the were.
Disney Park Pictures
Lego Dragon at Disney Downtown.
In Disney World, at the Big Thunder Mountain Ride
Fishing in the Animal Kingom
Warning about tigers ahead…
Pond at Animal Kingdom
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church in North Miami.
St. Bernard de Clairvaux Church in Miami Florida is the oldest building in the United States, and one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. You’d be forgiven to believe that it was built here. It was actually constructed during the 12th century as a Cisterician monastery in the town of Sacramenia, Spain. William Randolph Hurst purchased the building in 1925, and planned to have it shipped to his “Castle” in San Simeon California. Financial difficulties made that impossible and it sat in a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York until 1952.
Raymond Moss and William Edgemon purchased the building and started reconstruction on a nursery in Miami in 1962. The building and property were purchased in 1964 Bishop Henry I. Louttit where it remains in use as a church building and part time tourist attraction.