10.16.2011

Vacation Day Eight: The One With the Lighthouse

After a lazy morning, we meandered to the back of beyond to go to Jacobsville Beach, a totally deserted beach with a nifty lighthouse and lots of room for Zoe to run.

Jacobsville Lighthouse

You comin'?

Jacobsville Beach

Dad has always wanted to walk out on the breakwater to reach the lighthouse, and Zoe and I were game, so we set off...

Grandpa and Zoe Take the Lead

But about two thirds of the way there, Zoe abruptly sat down despite Grandpa tugging on her leash (I was behind them, taking pictures). Scared? Tired? What's wrong, little one?

Cold.

It was so gusty and cold on the breakwater, Zoe was full-on shivering and had to stop.

Naturally, she was carried in warm human arms the rest of the way, and the entire way back. Poor girl...

I'm Cold, Mommy....

It was cool to see the lighthouse up close, though...

Lighthouse

And I love the water contrast of shipping lane versus breakwater in this photo...

Smooth and Rough

After Jacobsville, we headed to Laurium and toured one of the original "copper barons" home - it cost $50,000 to build, when miners were making, on average, twenty-five cents a day. A really impressive place (now a bed and breakfast)...

Laurium Manor Inn

Impressive Entry

Stained Glass

After that, it was an afternoon for tea, reading, photo-ing, cooking and relaxing, and one more walk on the beach before sunset...

Evening Stroll on "Our Beach"

Ahhh....

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