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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.


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.


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


  1. G'morn, Deb ~ Glad to hear you are adjusting, prayers are lifted for you during this journey.

    We lived in Monterey for a good while & the history that abounds in the coastal surrounding towns is amazing & interesting. This was a lovely post write & pictures beautiful. TY for sharing.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  2. What an amazing tour, I really need to go see that..I love the picture of the steps, the worn spots are great....time will help you, not heal you, but just help..you take care

  3. Hey my friend,

    Thank you for taking me there. I loved my first visit to a Lighthouse. It was amazing. But then so are you. I couldnt ask for a better friend or a better place to visit ...

    I know things are hard. Just know you are constantly in my heart and prayers. I love you Deb!

  4. First, always remember that it is Christmas every day in heaven and your Dad is amongst the Greatest Gift of all.
    Now, the lighthouse tour...
    What a FEAST for the Eyes...thank you for being such a great guide. I feel I was climbing those tattered stairs and peeking everywhere right beside you. GRRREAT Post.
    Bless You

  5. Deb, Thank you for sharing such a wonderful trip. The old stove reminded me of going to my aunt's house. To watch her cook on it was always a joy. The views were breath taking. I love the history and looking at the vintage furniture. You take such great pictures. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Your Missouri Friend.

  6. Deb ~ The dining room paint color is ~
    Benjamin Moore Brighton Rock Candy Eggshell Finish

    TYSM I love it, too. You'd never be disappointed with it. LMK if you use it ... I'd love to see what you do ...

    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~Marydon

  7. Thanks so much for your wonderful virtual tour of this wonderful place! I love visiting light houses too.
    Hugs and blessings,


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