Sometimes there is a story that proves the old adage that "truth is stranger than fiction"!
I couldn't help but share this strange bit of history with you...if only because it's something just a tad different than our usual fare! Besides, everyone likes a good mystery...and a good love story, right?
Location: Miami, Florida
Claim to Fame: Billy Idol’s 1986 hit “Sweet Sixteen” was a tribute to the Coral Castle and its creator, and the video was shot at the Castle.
About: Ed Leedskalnin spent 28 years secretly working alone, mostly at night, with just hand tools to move 1100 tons of coral to construct this monument to the woman who jilted him the night before their wedding. It remains a mystery how he accomplished the feat. Since no one ever witnessed the construction, some have speculated that Leedskalnin had supernatural powers. Leedskalnin himself claimed to know the secrets used to build the ancient Pyramids.
Coral Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 and is now a museum listed under its original name of Rock Gate Park.
Now, wasn't that a pleasant change of pace? If nothing else, it may help to take our minds off the really nasty weather. That's a good thing, right?
Today in the kitchen, I got hot chocolate, coffee, and even some imported tea! When I say imported, I mean it came from all the way from across town! In Houston, that's the same as imported, ya know?