BOK TOWER PICNIC
Bok Tower Picnic
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18 club members and 5 guests turned out for the Bok Tower Picnic. Good turnout and we had a great, Florida day for an outdoor event. Nothing will be mentioned about the caravan leader getting everyone lost on the way (nope, not a word) - but to put in perspective just H-O-W lost they were, one of the drivers got separated from the main gaggle, had no idea where they were going and still arrived at Bok Tower 20 minutes before the others. But, shhhhh. . . . not a word about that.
When everyone started coming into the parking area at Bok Gardens, we discovered a parking lot problem - all parking lanes run in the same direction, from the entrance road to the exit road. If you came down a row, passed a parking spot and thought you'd loop back on the next lane and come back to it, you were in for a surprise. To get back to the spot, you had to go all the way around the whole parking lot using the perimeter road. But, Corvette transmissions have "Reverse" and we quickly solved that problem and got all the cars parked fairly close to each other. Of course, a park employee was obligated to come over and fuss at us a little about our "hazardous" maneuvers. But, as is usually true, it was easier to get forgiveness than to get permission.
We split up with some wanting to set up picnics and eat first; the rest anxious to start exploring Bok Tower Gardens. We had a great day, a beautiful day for this event, and really enjoyed the beauty of Bok Tower Gardens.
The group - Finally got the cars parked
Go ahead, Jim. Take a chip. You KNOW you want it.
Marshall, Elliana & Vilawan
What's this - No table cloth?
Let's head for the tower
Edward Bok's office
Bill, Paul & Libby looking up at the tower
Debbie, Libby & Carolyn
Etsie, Rose, David, Carolyn & Libby
Picnic Time - Chomp, chomp, gulp, slurp, urp.
Hey Marshall - Wanna' share that sandwich?
C'mon everyone. This way.
Candy says "The big bell is this big"
Debbie, Elliana & Friend
Bill, Etsie, Suzy & Jim
Beautiful trails to walk
Little John and Big John
People of class use a table cloth
Carolyn, Paul, Libby & Marshall
The Tower - Beautiful
Vilawan & Etsie at the tower
Vilawan, Etsie & Bill
Paul & Marshall - A long hot walk after a picnic will do this to you
Frances & John
View West from Iron Mountain
Rose & David
Cooling down before heading for ice cream
How's that for ground cover?
That's NOT red paint
The Bok mansion - Pinewood Estate
Candy, Vilawan, Etsie & Bill
Ice cream just beyond this door
Orange trees at the mansion