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Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Heartfelt Thank you and Next Stop

I want to Thank each and everyone of you for your outpouring of such heart felt condolences concerning my Dad's recent passing. 
You don't know how much it has meant to me.
I could actually feel all the warm hugs from out there in blogland.
All your comments have and are helping me get through this.
I know it will take time, but I'm slowly getting back in the swing of things.

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Ok on to the next stop!
My friend Dawn loves Lighthouses and
has always wanted to see one up close and personal.
This is another stop we finally made it too this visit.

Point Pinos Lighthouse just outside of Monterey, CA in Pacific Grove is the oldest continuosly operating Lighthouse on the west coast.
It has been in operation since February 1, 1855.
And we got to see it!


The first views are breath taking....


  

As is the surrounding area...



Once inside, your taken back to a simpler time.
Everything is as it was back then.

The old stove...


Sitting Room on the main level...






And necesseties....


downstairs you find relics of the past....



yup, had to get pics of Coastie stuff ;~)





'The most famous lightkeeper was Mrs. Emily Fish,
who served from 1893 to 1914.
She was called the "Socialite Keeper"
due to her love of entertaining guests at the lighthouse.'


Upstairs from the main floor you find her bedroom...









The window sitting area/room
 where she would keep watch and log her findings...


What a view!


The Duty man's room...
yes, more Coastie Stuff ;~)








There is so much history here it is awe inspiring.
A definate stop if you're ever in the area.

Gorgeous!


Quaint back porch...


If there is a tree to climb, Melissa will find it!


Great area for wildlife too..



Point Pinos Lighthouse
Pacific Grove, CA

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