This past Saturday Bill Baggs State Park had a Dancing in the Moonlight fundraiser, , for the  historic Cape Florida Lighthouse located in the Park.  

Dave & I were asked to volunteer at the event, to watch the garbage cans so they don’t overflow and if they did, we were to dump the garbage into bags. Not a hard thing to do at all, We agreed. As it turned out there were other volunteers assigned to do the same thing. We ended up not doing anything, just enjoying a great party! And we didn’t have to pay $100.00 each.

The Friend’s Of The Cape Florida Lighthouse haven’t had any activities or dances since Covid so this party was definitely a success, it was sold out!

“Celebrate with an evening of dancing under a full moon while supporting Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Tickets include park admission, moonlit lighthouse tours, live music & dancing, souvenir cup, light bites, soft drinks, bonfire and more*.

“Enjoy lighthouse views of Miami’s night skyline at South Florida’s only Full Moon Lighthouse party. Cash bar beer/wine/cocktails, drink tokens available in advance or on-site.”

We got there a bit early to take pictures before a lot of people arrived. We estimated that about 350 attended this grand event.

The beach by the lighthouse looked so different, with tables & table clothes, with white chairs and lounge chairs. Plus with the lights it looked really amazing.

Let the Party Begin . . . . .

What made the event extra Special was seeing the full moon from on top of the lighthouse.

The moon from the top of the lighthouse and the lighted sidewalk to the entrance of the lighthouse from above.

The party is where all the lights are. On the next picture where the green lights are, you see a tower with a light on top, that is the area where our RV is parked. The city lights you see after that are Key Biscayne and then further out is Miami.

Dave gazing up at the full moon

“The moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” — Ani DiFranco

A Fun Gathering !

The Rangers and the Volunteers got together last Friday night here at Bill Baggs for a festive occasion to party, mingle, eat some ethnic food and have a good time!

It was held where the 3 volunteer sites are located, in a newly cleaned out are, that looks really nice. The volunteer that got the clean up going is Jim and his wife Nancy. We also had the party because Jim and Nancy are leaving us and heading back to New Jersey where they live.

Nancy & Jim
Volunteer Jim, Ranger/Manager Jorge of the park, and his wife Stacey
Ranger Shane, his wife Mary and their daughter
More great Volunteers

The start of our ethnic food is Croatian Meat Casserole, Vietnamese Sandwiches and a Brazilian Salad, Plus an Italian pasta and meat dish. For dessert a Cuban cake, I’m only calling it Cuban because the Park Manager who is Cuban brought the cake. We also had an Italian Cheese Cake. All the food was delicious! And there was also some Moonshine and Homemade Rum.

This is part of the area that was cleared out, It’s now known as . . . . . .

We even had a fun ceremony where Jim (Himmy) was awarded a Badge & Gun for his contribution to the Park. Rangers Jorge, Shane & Alexis conducted the ceremony and presented the awards

It was great meeting & volunteering with Jim & Nancy!

 “What life expects of us is that we celebrate.” -José Eduardo Agualusa.