Yes, I know this blog is about three months late, but back in December, on a cold and blustery day, my husband and I rode in a one-horse open sleigh, well really the ferry, over to San Juan Island, dashing through snow, well really the wind and the rain, to the Lime Kiln Lighthouse to see it all decorated for the Holidays. Oh what fun it was!
The flyer said, “You are invited to jingle and mingle” at the Lime Kiln Point State Park Holiday Celebration. And we did jingle and mingle, laughing all the way. (Hahahaha.) We also took a lighthouse tour, saw the Keeper’s Quarters open house, and had some festive refreshments. Unfortunately, we missed taking our photo with Santa.
My husband and I had been to Lime Kiln Lighthouse before, on a sunny day in the fall, but to see it like this, with the wind causing the waves to crash against the rocks, made our spirits bright. I like the contrast between these grayer, stormier photos, and the calm-water, blue-sky, and sunset photos from our previous trip.
On this trip, the inside of the lighthouse and tower, where the Fresnel lens was located, was adorned with candles and snowflakes and garland and ribbons. On the outside, they hung wreaths.
On our previous trip, the Keeper’s Quarters was not open. At the Holiday Celebration, not only was it open, but there were plenty of festive decorations, including a Christmas tree in just about every room.
In the basement, a large toy model train display was chugging along, which included miniature buildings, trees, people, the Grinch, the Abominable Snowman, bells on bobtails ringing, and even a miniature lighthouse. (Just kidding about the bells on bobtails ringing, but there was music playing.)
Now don’t you have the Jingle Bells song running through your head? And it’s only March. Ho Ho Ho!