Visiting Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park! ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฒ

Last Saturday was our sort-of weekly adventure day! The three of us went to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Did you know that if you ask Google to navigate to Bilbo Baggings Park it defaults to Bill Baggs… I thought that was pretty funny. Anyway that’s what we call that park. I’d been missing bringing a bear along for photos, so I took Coffee Cake along for the ride:

At the gate of the park, this massive lizard was sunning itself. It almost looked like a sculpture.

First in our itinerary was the lighthouse, because the last tour would take place at 1:00pm. We were early and close to the beginning of the line, so we were the third group in. Here are some photos of the outside:

And of the lighthouse itself as we approached from our place in line. It was 95 feet tall!

Going up the seemingly never-ending staircase is a real workout, and gives a bit of a claustrophobic feeling. Even today my legs are still super sore from it. My uneasiness going up wasn’t improved by having one of my ankles suddenly grabbed from below as a joke, I’ll leave you to guess by who. ๐Ÿ˜‘

Once you made it up, the views were pretty spectacular.

Got a pretty cute photo of my two dorks while at the top. I’m gonna print it and put it on my desk. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Once we got back down, I wanted to take more photos of Coffee Cake but the wind kept trying to blow him away, so Christopher helped steady him. They look so cute together that I am going to print this one, too.

After that we went to lunch. We were absolutely starved, and it was good, but the prices were ridiculous. The tostones you see, with the little saucer of shrimp sauce and with a plastic spoon, cost $19 (what?!)

The flan I got for dessert was delicious, but not better than the one my mom served me. I need to bring some of that home to share.

After lunch we went on a little nature walk, and I got some nice pictures.

Christopher was a very good sport about being forced to interact with nature… for the most part… ๐Ÿ˜…

We tried his patience every time we wanted to stop to look at things, so he’d just walk away at times. ๐Ÿ˜

The end of this trail brought us back to the lighthouse.

We stopped a bit so Christopher could rest. Even though he was still smiling his back hurt a lot. I picked some flowers and put one in Fern’s glasses and one in Christopher’s hat but unfortunately you can barely see it… they looked very cute.

From where we sat we could watch the sea…

It was a very nice outing, I was so tired though. I kept nodding off in the car. We got Wawa shakes on the way back and then had a nap.

For dinner, we had Pollo Tropical. I had one of their little empanadas for the first time, it was so good! I want to have them again.

That’s all I’ve got to share for now. I hope everyone’s week is off to a good start!

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