Tuesday, April 1, 2014

happy april 1st!...


Ooops, I just realized today is April Fools Day. Haha. Oh well. Are any of you planning on pranking loved ones? OR were you the pranking victim?? I'd love to hear!

How fun is this picture? I just love our little town sometimes. Shown is our Point Fermin Lighthouse which is one of my favorite places to walk or run to with my husband. It's about 10 minutes running time and seconds driving time from our home. It's nestled in Point Fermin park, which sits atop of hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Also, this lighthouse was first opened and first lit in 1874. 

I loved these facts from the lighthouse's website, "Built in 1874, the Point Fermin Lighthouse was the first navigational light into the San Pedro Bay. Phineas Banning, with the support of many local businessmen, petitioned the Federal Government and the US lighthouse Board to place a lighthouse on the point in 1854. Although the Lighthouse Board agreed funding and land disputes delayed its construction until 1874. Paul J. Pelz, a draftsman for the US Lighthouse Board, designed the Stick Style Victorian lighthouse. The design was used for six lighthouses built between 1873 and 1874, of which three are still standing, East Brothers in San Francisco Bay, Hereford Light in New Jersey, and Point Fermin. The Stick Style is an early Victorian architectural style and is simpler in design and decoration than the later high Victorian period. It is characterized by its gabled roofs, horizontal siding, decorative cross beams and hand carved porch railings."

Neat-o right? It's a glorious place to be.  

For more information on this beauty, you can click here.

Dates to remember:

April 13th- Palm Sunday
April 15th- Passover
April 18th- Good Friday
April 20th- Easter Sunday
April 22nd- Earth Day

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