Barb retired from the Sheriff’s Office on April 30th of 2015 and we were on the road to Key West on May 9th. The first night out we stayed in Homestead, FL. (We try to limit driving to 3-4 hours daily).
Before continuing to Key West, we toured the Coral Castle in Leisure City, outside of Miami. Back in the ‘20s, Edward Leedskalnin emigrated to the United States from Latvia. Ed’s fiance broke off the engagement and cancelled their wedding the day before the blessed day. As a result Ed left Latvia and came to America. He settled in the Miami-Dade area and spent 28 years building his home. A man’s home is his castle and that’s what he called his work.
Mr. Leedskalnin single-handedly harvested blocks of coral on site and built and sculpted this amazing structure. As you can see from these images, Ed had an awesome imagination to come up with the ideas for his homestead. (www.coralcastle.com).