Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City, CA

Battery Point Lighthouse in Crescent City, CA is a pretty place that you can only access during certain times of the day. Can you see it up on the hill just past that tree? There’s a road, but now imagine that road covered with six or more feet of water.

This is how it looked on August 2nd, 2021 when we visited.

The lighthouse is accessible during low tide via a land bridge which is covered at high tide. The tide can raise six feet or higher.

See the land bridge behind us? We’ve crossed over to see the lighthouse and have to make it back across before the tide comes back in. Wait too long and you’ll either have to swim or find someone with a boat to come get you, and that is all on you. There is no staying over on the island. The only people who sleep on the island are the keepers. One of the first things you see as you climb the hill are the warning signs about this.

On our first attempt to see Battery Point Lighthouse, I opted to wait, as the tide was coming in. I wasn’t about to put my feet in the cold Pacific Ocean water. Brrr! Mike made it across and back but he didn’t see much in the short time he was there. I wanted to take my time and am glad I waited.

On our second attempt, the tide was low and we had plenty of time to see everything and to go up into the lighthouse, where the views were beautiful.

This lighthouse is not hard to climb as it sits high on the rocky island and has fewer stairsteps to climb, though they are narrow as you can see below, so you must watch where you are stepping.

Up top, there is an inner viewing area that was not as windy. I enjoyed looking out all around.

Mike walked around the outside where it was windy to take pics for me.

I love taking pictures of flowers, especially wildflowers, and had many opportunities to take pictures on the island. I’ll add them on a different post.

Plan your visit based on the tides and learn more here: https://delnortehistory.org/battery-point-lighthouse/

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Why I Climb Lighthouses, Fear and Courage. Tybee Island Lighthouse, Georgia.

Recently I found a pillow for our motorhome. I saw it in a Buc-ee’s store and had to have it. Why? Because of what it said. It pretty much sums up how I climb lighthouses and is a great reminder.

“Inhale Courage, Exhale Fear.” I find that I like this pillow and this quote. It is useful to remember when climbing lighthouses.

I am afraid of heights, yet I climb lighthouses. This is a rather new thing for me which started in 2021 after we moved into our motorhome and started traveling. I began with one lighthouse in St. Augustine and by the end of the year, I’d climbed five of them. I’ve climbed the lighthouse in Daytona, which is the tallest one I have attempted, and Battery Point Lighthouse in Cresent City, CA which has a land bridge. In December 2021, I climbed the lighthouse on Tybee Island, GA.

The lighthouse on Tybee Island is 154 feet tall, the bottom 60 feet date from 1773, and the upper 94 feet from 1867. It is still in use as a beacon to guide ships.

Why do I climb lighthouses? Because they are there and they are intriguing. Also because I do not intend to let fear run or rule my life in any way. I will continue to do the things that scare me so those things will never win.

My husband tells people I am brave. I had never really thought about it much, but he’s right.

Meriam-Webster defines brave as having or showing mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, or difficultyhaving or showing courage.

This means that my husband is right. I am brave. I will continue to climb lighthouses, whether I am afraid to climb them or not. And the thing is, every time I master the climb, enjoy the sights, and then climb back down, I have added to my bravery column and proved to myself that I can do it. Perhaps that is the most important reason of all.

Getting ready to climb up the lighthouse. It’s a tall one.

The day is windy and cool. Perfect for climbing lighthouses.

And so we begin to climb.

Following my granddaughter is great motivation. I am a two-handed climber, hand over hand, and I hold the rail tight.

Had to let go with my right hand and turn for a picture.

My son and youngest granddaughter and I reached a window to stop and look out of.

Beautiful views from the top. If I can make it to the top I can usually look out the doorway to the views.

This is about as close to the outdoor ledge/walk-around that I get. But I have to see the view from here!

This lighthouse has a window and you can sit on the stairstep and lookout.

My oldest granddaughter is being so brave! I’m proud of her.

My youngest granddaughter is being so brave!

Found a spot where I can sit on the stair step and look out the window.

I can look out the window here as everyone else walks around outside.

Saying hi!

Of course, we had to have a picture with all who climbed. Such a fun memory I have with them! I’m glad we climbed the lighthouse together.

2021 has come to a close and this was one of the most wonderful ways to close it.

What are you afraid of doing this year in 2022 and what is stopping you? If it is something you really want to do, I’d advise you to go for it.

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Casa Grande National Monument: Prehistoric Ruins in Nevada

On September 7th, 2021, we drove to Casa Grande National Historical Monument in Nevada to see the prehistoric ruins. As you might imagine summer is hot and dry in the west and early September was the same. You will want to bring water and a sun hat.

Cactus we saw on the way to and from Casa Grande National Monument.

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Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah

On August 25, 2021, after seeing Bryce Canyon, we drove to see Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah.

The coral pink sand was not easy to walk on. Our feet sank down into the sand each time we took a step. Notice how my husband’s feet are sunk into the sand down to his ankles. Look to the left of the photo and you can see where we all parked. We then had to climb up the first sand dunes to get to the top, with our feet sinking the whole way up. This is an incredible workout for the muscles of your legs and feet. There are no stairs or handrails. It’s just you and the sand.

The sand comes from Navajo sandstone and these dunes are estimated at 10,000 to 15,000 years old. The vegetation holds some of the sand in place but these are shifting sands for the most part and this sea of red sand, changed by the wind, can move as much as fifty feet per year. There are areas for off-highway vehicles such as ATVs and all of the dunes are open for hiking and playing in the sand.

The sand is somewhat powdery and it is soft. After the climb up it actually felt pretty good to stand in and the views as we stood were stunning.

The white dots in this photo above by that curve in the dunes are people.

Then as the sun would be down soon, it was time to head back to our RV for the evening. Nighttime out west where there are no lights can be incredibly dark and we were tired from hiking all day, but we were glad we took the time to come here to see the incredibly beautiful dunes.

The climb is well worth it if you are physically up to it.

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The Waterfalls of Sioux Falls Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

On June 8th, 2021 we visited Sioux Falls Park, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was the day after my birthday and I was excited to go searching for waterfalls because I love waterfalls.

Sioux Falls takes its name from the falls located in the Big Sioux River. When railroad service arrived in 1878, the city expanded with mills, quarries, and other industries which used the falls, the river, and the rocks. The Queen Bee Mill produced wheat flour and the Sioux Falls Light & Power Company hydro-electric plant generated electricity. The mill ruins and the powerhouse building are on the national historic register.

The sound of the falls in Sioux Falls Park can be heard for miles around and we could hear the falls before we even got out of the truck. It was a hot day, around 100 degrees, so we took along hats and water bottles.

At the top of the falls, you can walk out onto the rocks.

This bird on the walkway across the falls was guarding its spot and would make a lot of noise at anyone walking across. It was determined that this was its territory. I didn’t see any nest nearby so I don’t know if it was guarding young. There seemed to be nothing around but rocks.

Sioux Quartzite, also called Jasper, is the stone throughout the park. Quartzite is very hard. Harder than granite and nearly as hard as diamond. Sioux Quartzite, the bedrock under all of Sioux Falls, can be seen throughout Sioux Fall Park. It was used throughout the city to build amazing, long-lasting buildings. Cut stones and paving stones were also cut and sold to cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. I love rocks of all kinds so I had to get closer and touch the stone.

We went back to the park in the evening to watch the sunset from the tower.

Watching the sunset from the tower.

We had fun walking around visiting Sioux Falls Park, seeing beautiful waterfalls during the day and then returning in the evening to see the sunset. Later, we drove around downtown to see the statues throughout the downtown area which you can see here: https://beautifuldaytraveler.wordpress.com/2021/11/06/dancing-a-dragon-and-a-jester-the-statues-of-sioux-falls-south-dakota/

I hope you’ve enjoyed the waterfalls.

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Dancing, a Dragon, and a Jester, the Statues of Sioux Falls, South Dakota,

On June 8th, 2021, we went to downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota to see all the statues there. My three favorites were this Dancer, the Dragon, and the Jester. Come along with me on this pictorial tour of many of the statues in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Last Whistle is fitting for my husband Mike, who retired from his company, Whistle Clean Incorporated in Memphis, TN after 23 years. November 2020 they stopped work and we moved into our motorhome full time.

The next statue is in the next three photos to capture it all.

Son of Odin

I’ll end with Mr. Bojangles.

We had fun walking around downtown Sioux Falls, looking at the statues in the evening and it’s fun to share some of them here with you.

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Konkolville, Idaho, a Logging Town

We expected to get some rest at Clearwater Crossing RV Park in Orofino, Idaho July 15, 2021. And we did. The river was peaceful and the RV park was quiet and clean. Orofino is a logging town. Trucks went back and forth all day, carrying logs or empty for the next load. Other than that there wasn’t a lot of traffic.

Right next to Orofino, Idaho is a tiny town called Konkolville. I decided it needed its own travel blog post.

Konkolville, just up the road, was founded by Andrew and Bernice Konkol who arrived in 1947. This tree is in memory of Andrew Konkol 1910 – 1975, and Bernice Konkol 1915 – 2000. The old tree trunk is banded with iron to hold it together and it has a little roof on top.

He started a lumber mill here and it is still owned by family members. Today the Konkolville Lumber Company produces 21 million board feet per year. The town also has a motel. I didn’t see many other businesses.

The second day we were there, I got so used to seeing trucks with logs driving through town that by the time we left it seemed normal, not something new I didn’t see every day.

I believe this is the cedar overpass that was built in 1971. Huge cedar logs nine feet in diameter at the base and 1,000 years old were cut to form its support. The steps of the overpass were cut from a single tree and were supported by steel beams from an old bridge.

The gray skies that we saw were from the smoke which comes from areas that are on fire. In some of these pictures, you can see the smoke. Some days the blue sky would try to poke through.

Just up the road is the spot where the helicopters take off and land. They dip their buckets into the river and then take the water to where the fires are. It was fascinating to watch. We could hear them flying even when we couldn’t see them. In the time we were there, we didn’t see any fires, but I hadn’t seen a blue sky since we entered Idaho. The skies are the gray-white of smoke and it was very dry. It was dry in all the western states we visited. You can read more about Orofino Idaho in my other blog post

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Stonehenge Replica at Maryhill, Washington

I was unaware there was a replica of Stonehenge in the United States until I got to WA and my author friend Lucy Monroe told me about it. So of course on July 23rd, 2021, we had to go see it.

It sits atop a hill that gives us a good view of the valley below with the fields and the river. You can see how dry it is, except for the river and the irrigated fields.

See the windmills on the hill?

Now let’s turn back to the replica and see what’s inside the circle.

This is what I found with a Google Search: “The first American replica Stonehenge, and still one of the most dramatic, was actually erected in error. Sam Hill, a wealthy railroad executive, known to history principally as an “advocate of good roads,” built his Stonehenge in Maryhill, Wash., on a lonely bluff overlooking the Columbia River south of Goldendale. A pacifist, Hill mistakenly believed that Stonehenge had been a site of human sacrifice. By building a replica, he intended to memorialize the soldiers of Klickitat County who had lost their lives in World War I, a reminder that “humanity is still being sacrificed to the god of war.”

“Sam Hill’s Stonehenge, built to scale out of reinforced concrete, was dedicated in 1918 — the first World War I monument in America — but it wasn’t finished until twelve years later. By then, Maryhill, an experimental Quaker community, had been abandoned, and Sam Hill, who was known for his erratic bursts of manic energy, was in a deep depression. He died in 1931, living just long enough to see his Stonehenge completed, and is buried in a lone grave at the base of the bluff.” – NBCNews.com

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On the Snake River with Snakedancer Excursions in Clarkson, Washington

When friends suggested we take a ride on the Snake River with Snakedancer Excursions it sounded like fun, so we said yes!

Snakedancer Excursions operates out of Clarkson, Washington. We opted for the half day excursion with lunch.

On July 21st, 2021, we climbed aboard and headed up river.

Mike and me, excited for the adventure to begin.

Where you see brown, it’s earth, where you see red, it’s flame retardant that had been sprayed to stop fire and where you see black, it has been burnt.

We saw more destruction from fires, like this, on this trip than I wished to take pictures of. One or two tells that story well enough.

You can see where the flame retardant saved this house.

We were on the lookout for wildlife and I wondered if many of the creatures had been moved away by the fires and if so, if they would come back. All creatures are drawn to water, as we all need it to survive. Luckily this would bring them back to the waters edge.

Heron by water’s edge.

And now, can that be a deer?

Then up on the hills where there is still vegetation to feed them, pronghorn deer.

We stopped at Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area. At the top of this hill was a little grovce.

Lunch was at the grove and consisted of chilled fried chicken, beans, salad, and homemade cookies. After lunch and bathroom breaks, we were on our way again.

Though I wore my swimsuit underneath my clothes, there wasn’t an opportunity to swim or to get in and cool off. I wasn’t sure how wet we would get, so I figured if I got soaked, I’d just peel off t-shirt and shorts. But I was only sprayed a little bit. Because the boat is covered, you really don’t even need a hat.

And, the rapids.

I have a water phobia which can kick in if my head goes under, so the thought of going over rapids, even smaller ones, was challenging. The small rapids turned out to be not scary after all, just a little bit exciting. Our boat captain did a great job of driving us through the rapids and knowing where to take the boat and where not to.

And we even saw some bighorn sheep.

Bighorn sheep on the hills.

It was a fun, full day and by the time we got back to the dock we were both ready for a nap. We’d seen sights we would never have seen except by boat and gone further in than we could have by truck. These are just a few of the pictures I took.

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The Beautiful Flowers of Jim and Mary’s RV Park in Missoula, MN

Jim and Mary’s RV Park is a beautiful sight as you drive in. I have never seen so many flowers in an RV Park before. Our stay was only for three nights, July 11th to 14th, as we traveled through, which would include a visit to Glacier National Park. I wish I could have had more time to enjoy all the flowers. Today you can enjoy them here, too. I took so many pictures of the beautifulf flowers to share with you.

They have their own greenhouse.

Even the laundry room is well landscaped.

The front office.

Our RV and truck in our spot.

I hope you have enjoyed the flowers today. Remember, “Every day we are alive is a beautiful day.” – Debra Parmley, Your Beautiful Day Traveler

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