St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

St. Aug Light House

We recently visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum in Florida. The original lighthouse, built in 1824, was lost to a storm, but the new tower was completed in 1874, and a brick light keeper’s house was added to the site two years later.
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The St. Augustine Lighthouse rises 165 feet above sea level and offers a fabulous view from the top. We did manage to walk up all 219 steps (though not without a few rests along the way)!
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“We have a light upon our house, and it gives hope to all who sail upon the stormy seas. Do ya know what it means to have a light burning atop your home? It is safety, a place of refuge, seen by all as a signal that ye stand for something greater than this world, greater than us all.”
― James Michael Pratt, The Lighthouse Keeper
Have you visited any historic lighthouses?
Do you have a favorite lighthouse?

Winter Sports: Scenes from Aspen

My sister and her new husband have been on their honeymoon in Aspen, so I thought I would share some of their fabulous photos.
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They love skiing, snowboarding, taking photos of the gorgeous scenery, and visiting all the great restaurants in town!
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I hope winter is treating YOU well!
Have you been to Aspen? Do you have a favorite place to go skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, or snowshoeing?