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Cape Blanco Lighthouse, 1st floor….

These pictures are from the first floor of the lighthouse.
One particular picture is of the arch, discovered in 2003
during a renovation. It had not been seen in many years.

These pictures can’t do justice to the beauty of this lighthouse.
It can only really be appreciated in person! As a host at this
lighthouse, listening to all the “oohs & ahhs” as people walk-thru
and see each of the levels, one can appreciate the greatness of
this place. I guess that’s why people make it a bucket list, to
see them all.

They are all unique pieces of art!

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The good, the bad and the ugly….

On our days off we are happy that we have SO many trails to hike and
less traveled areas because of the difficulty level of getting there.
That doesn’t bother the two mountain goats I live with named Michelle and Calle.
They thrive on trails and exploration! Calle always has to be the lead dog!

Today’s post will only be the good, the bad and the ugly we have encountered
since being here. Whether it’s bad, good or ugly, it is in the eye of the beholder.
These are but a small portion of the things we have found!

The Good!!!!!!!!

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Ugly Mushroom

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Negative Tide

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Inside the Lifeboat Station Museum

I have posted a few pictures of interest from the outside of the museum,
so I thought it would be a good idea to include a few of the highlights
from inside the museum for you to enjoy.

The tour is self-guided and the flow of information is setup well for an
individual to do at their own pace. We have had many comments that people
like the way this works. Michelle and I are there to answer questions and
add nuggets of information.

Each day brings new people through the museum. Some are long-time locals,
and others on vacation from as far away as Italy. Everyday is an adventure
for us as well. We see and learn something new all the time. An example
from today was a picture, out in the bay, of John Wayne’s boat taking cover
from the wind (which is very common here, the wind, not John Wayne!).


Hope you enjoy the photos, with descriptions, and maybe raise interest in
places less traveled. You will learn new and very interesting things too….

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The Lyle Gun

The Lyle gun, imagine having drill practice with this?

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Chillin’ in Bend on a Samsung Day!

Today was a grand day far exceeding all my
expectations for this refer. From all I have
read on the web, the RV blogs and everything
else I could find… the actual refer went way
beyond expectation. I can’t say enough at this
point.

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HomeDepot delivered the frig at 10 AM and…..
reluctantly hauled away the NOTSOCOLD. I proceeded
to unbox, remove doors, hinges, shelves, electrical
and anything else that interfered with the 24″ width
I wanted. Have read about from other folks who have
made this upgrade.

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Chenin and Michelle handled the top and I took the
lower end and we moved the Samsung into the Huey.
They turned at the right moment and I swung the
bottom at the same time… with two inches to spare.
I did remove both front seats to make sure we had
plenty of room and didn’t have to reverse the process
once inside Huey.

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We put the Samsung back together, took measurements
for the space it will go into. Plugged it in, then
cleaned up the mess while it was starting to cool.
So to initiate the new refer, I went & got an 18 pack
hoping it would cool the elixir of life!

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I’m keeping a graph of the times and temperatures and
watching the amp draw on the meter. It is already in
complete cool mode and is only drawing 2 to 3 amps…
mostly running at 2 amps.

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This unit has cooled so nicely and the beer tastes so good.
It’s ice-cold too! I have retired for the day.
Start work on the new platform and opening tomorrow.

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