Covering the West Coast & the World
CURRENTLY IN: Southern California
Greetings from somewhere between San Francisco and Sacramento.
My week has been crazy. What the heck is going on???
Everything that could has gone so far from expected or planned that it's almost laughable. But it's really not. It's driving me kinda crazy.
I'm a person who sticks to schedules and plans and dealing with a week like this has just been maddening. And this is not even to touch on the little big bit of family drama that took place to cap off last night.
Can I seriously get a break here?!
NOPE. Not even this morning. Which started out to go exactly according to plan. I was exuberant! But about 10-15 minutes into it, the crap hit the fan and now I'm sitting in a Uber on my way to Sacramento. Don't even ask.
Well I had hopes of getting home by 4p(ish) and now that is looking more like 7-8p(ish). So glad that tomorrow is Saturday!
Okay enough about all that, let's chat about fun stuff. I was so excited and also rather jealous to learn about Elisa's visit to The National Lighthouse Museum. I love lighthouses!! I wish we lived closed so that we would be able to do fun stuff like this together.
I take any chance that I get to check out a lighthouse. I even have a plan to add a Maine Lighthouse tour onto an extended road trip that I have planned for 2024. So exciting!!
The most recent lighthouse that I came by was in the state of Washington.
It really doesn't matter where in the world that I am, if I spot a lighthouse it calls to me!
Below was one that I captured from across the bay in Copenhagen, Denmark.
I have more to add but I am almost at my destination and my battery is running low. I'll be back on just as soon as I can.
Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs
CURRENTLY IN: LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Howdy! Can you believe it's Friday already - boy did this week fly by!
I had a blast thought - especially on Wednesday during my "daycation" to Staten Island and the National Lighthouse Museum.
All I can say is that this lovely little outer borough gem is a must-visit place. That is, once they are officially allowed to open. I was fortunate enough to be given a private tour so I could bring you guys the Scoop in my article below!
I will be focusing a great deal on the borough of Staten Island during the next few weeks and months, so be sure to stay tuned.
As for now, check out my story below about my visit and the charming Lighthouse Museum and the virtual Gala the museum has planned for this evening's celebration of National Lighthouse Day!
Did you know that today is National Lighthouse Day? As of August 7, 1989, the 200th Anniversary of when Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys and public piers, Congress passed another resolution designating August 7th as National Lighthouse Day.
Were you also aware that there is a National Lighthouse Museum dedicated to these timeless, fascinating beacons of nautical light? Located in the New York City outer borough of Staten Island, situated within steps of the pier of the Staten Island Ferry in St George, the museum has proudly welcomed visitors since it opened its doors five years ago, appropriately enough, on August 7.
The location is ideal for the millions of tourists who ride the Staten Island ferry annually. World maps prominently displayed at the entrance of the museum are dotted with colorful push pins denoting the places around the world from which museum visitors originate.
Although officially still closed at present to the public due to covid-19 state mandate, I was thrilled to have been invited by museum’s executive director, Linda Dianto for a private tour and chat about upcoming events and the future plans for this Staten Island gem! Read more...
And if you love lighthouses as much as me and Tanya, take a gander at Tanya's Scoop for some international lighthouses!!
Have a Happy Friday!!