Greetings from Bill Baggs State Park in Key Biscayne!

we’ve been enjoying our stay at the park again this year, talking walks and going to the beach, volunteering at the gate and just relaxing.

We are nestled in a big area close to the park office, from our site we take an old dirt road, only used by the rangers, to get to No Name Harbor where the marina is and Boater’s Grill on Biscayne Bay.

The walks

A hedgehog we saw on our morning walk

We walk by The Cleat Bar that is in the Channel inside the park.

Passing the fishing docks, our neighbor Beatrice and her dog Scarlet, boats and the seawall to the Lighthouse.

Continuing our walk past kite surfers and Stiltsville in the distance, fishermen at the sea wall and the lighthouse.

Walking back to the RV one route is to go thru the parking lot where we pass, tables, the lighthouse entrance, bike rentals, The Lighthouse cafe’ and pavilions. A great walk to take anytime.

Our good friends Jim & Ginny who are volunteering at Jonathan Dickinson State Park came out for a visit.

No outing to Bill Baggs is complete without a visit to the Lighthouse and it’s 109 steps to the top and a visit to The Keeper’s cabin.

And a stop at the Beach

We all had a great visit!

We also offer our time at the front gate on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.

We open up the park get things ready for the day ahead and change the beach flags accordingly. Not a bad place to spend the winter.


We are now in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, in Key Biscayne Florida. This is a barrier island right next to Miami. We left The villages yesterday and traveled 298 miles to get here. We were here last year for three months working and back again for three months working. Leaving here June first. Our workdays will be, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. We thought we were to be at the light house for work, but not to be. Melissa will be at the gate and I will do what I did last year, riding my bike around cleaning up the park , with a small project here and there to do. This will also be our last work camping gig for a few years as we plan to travel out west.

We have the same spot as we did last year.

The ocean and sunsets

Life at Recreation Plantation has been great!

We had fun in the pool & out. Sometimes they even had a band playing.

Bocce, Corn hole and horse shoes were always a happening thing.

Ice Cream on Sundays and different bands to dance to during the week.

They even have block parties where bands pick up and play.

It was a very nice time staying here. Everyone was very kind and friendly!

We had a grand time seeing the sights and sounds of Recreation Plantation and The Villages! Thank you Bill & Barb for your hospitality! !

Edna’s on the Green

Wednesday February 23 we went to Edna’s on the green. We liked it when Bill & Barb took us here on our guided tour and decided to come back. We were glad we did!

We took the pathway right next to Edna’s.

After our walk on the pathway it was time to have an ice tea, relax and enjoy listening to Joe Hand. Fun time had by all, even Cooper!