Sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s today, we decided to make a visit to Solomon's Castle.
Howard Solomon is an internationally known sculptor. He started building his “Castle” some 45 years ago and to this day at 77 years of age, he still is constantly creating something.
It’s just amazing the creativity this man has. To imagine something in his mind and create it “from scrap”.
Walking from the parking area, up the winding road, you first notice the “Castle” through the Live Oak Trees.
Just to think that this man built this Castle by himself. We paid the $10 per person tour price and were happy with the complete tour of the Castle. Again we were set back in amazement by the stories we heard. We even were given a tour of Howards personal living area, his kitchen and living room.
There was just too many “Sculptures” in the Castle so we chose to take photo’s of a few of them.
After the tour we chose to have lunch in the “Boat in the Moat” restaurant. The Boat is about 65 feet in length and at least 2 stories high. All built by Howard, board by board. Great food, atmosphere, and prices.
After a delicious lunch, it was time to take the 30 mile ride back “home” to our RV.
This ride took us past several Cattle Ranches. But what was more beautiful was the commercial Orange Groves.
Acres upon acres of Orange Groves. I just couldn’t get enough of the scent from the orange blossoms as it entered the car with our windows rolled down.
Today was a great day and very memorable for both Wilma and I.
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.