We stopped here on a whim and so glad we did! We were just about the only people on the grounds!
Got to talking to the grounds keeper and he gave us a private tour in his golf cart.
James Deering (November 12, 1859 – September 21, 1925) was an industrial executive in the family Deering Harvester Company and subsequent International Harvester, a socialite, and an antiquities collector. He is known for his landmark Vizcaya estate, where he was an early 20th-century resident on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove district of Miami, Florida. Begun in 1910, with architecture and gardens in a Mediterranean Revival style, Vizcaya was his passionate endeavor with artist Paul Chalfin, and his winter home from 1916 to his death in 1925.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
We spent the day here and was amazed at the clear shallow water and the coral reefs. We missed the boat that takes you out to the island but we will be back to further explore the rarely visited national park. Park web site
Geni and I spent 12 Glorious days camped on the Ocean at Long Key State Park. We woke up every morning to a awesome sunrise!I got to use my new Salt water Rod and Reel and pulled in three nice yellow tail snapper.We also rode our bike a few miles on the bike path that travels the entire length of the keys.
|Our view every morning WOW|
|Hiking path in park that we managed to get lost in|