Friday, February 9, 2018
Bok Tower Garden
Thursday was spent driving 96 miles South West to meet with Kathy's friend at Bok Tower Garden. It was a nice day weather wise and we enjoyed the visit with them. The tower is a National Landmark and it costs $14 to enter and another $6 if you want to tour the mansion ( Totally worth it.)
The gardens are beautiful to walk through and most plants are in bloom. The tower is a musical device and two men play a Carillon (an oversize piano) with their fists. The levers pull a clacker inside a tuned bell a floor above them.
The performers played at 1 pm and 2 pm yesterday and I guess the schedule could change.
I was fascinated by the Pleated Wood Peckers there. As big as a cattle egret they were. This one was even willing to take on granite.
It was great place to meet up with old friends. They have a good sandwich shop and a nice museum also. Just another great day in Florida.
Posted by ZippyPinHead at 9:09 AM