Scenes from our visit to the Old Point Loma Lighthouse in San Diego, also called Cabrillo National Monument.
Wasn't Nora's lighthouse roomy and comfortable on Pete's Dragon? And I don't remember her keeping watch all night either. No. Clearly, my version of lighthouse living has been tainted by Hollywood.
When I was 15 or so, our family got to stay overnight in a lighthouse near Los Angeles: a perk of my dad's service in the Coast Guard. At 15, I didn't appreciate the charm of it all. The lighthouse was not cute and homey. It was military-plain, and I have to admit, a little spooky. My shattered lighthouse dream began that day.
In hindsight, I should have appreciated it as the once-in-a-lifetime adventure that it was. Who wouldn't love to stay in a lighthouse? Well, not my 15 year old stubborn self, that's for sure.
OK, no more lighthouse complaints.