Friday, May 29, 2009

Florida Adventure

I had a wonderful time in Florida. I got to spend time with 2 out of my 3 children and my granddaughter. They are talented and wonderful and I admire them so much. My daughter graduated from college, Florida Atlantic University, with honors. Congratulations!
In addition to the beach, we headed to Miami to see Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. This is a mansion built from 1914 to 1916 by the head of International Harvester, James Deering. He built it to look like a 400 year old Italian estate that had been renovated over generations. So, he created overlapping historical periods with antiques and specialized craftsmen. At the same time, the technology was state of the art, with central heating, refrigeration, butler call system, and a telephone.


  1. Hi Jennifer,
    I have missed you.

    It sounds as if you had a lovely time with your family in Florida - and a granddaughter - I have none of those yet...

    The Italian mansion does look like it belongs to antiquity. As much as I love Italian constructions in their own environment you have to wonder sometimes what runs through people's minds when they create their personal edifice.

    It's good to have you back
    Happy Days

  2. Lovely mansion. Isn't it fun to visit Florida before the real hot weather makes you sweat through and through?

  3. Since we've recently 'found' each other's blogs, I was SO hoping you weren't going to disappear forever. I'm hoping your nice getaway refreshed and renewed you. Sometimes that's all it takes.

  4. wow, spectacular photoes, thanks for stopping by my blog and following, I always like to see new visitors, stop by anytime :)

  5. Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing. I went to Florida about 18 years ago and would like to take Amy one day.

    CJ xx

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  7. Really great photos. Would not have expected such antiquities in Florida.


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