13 September, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Grosse Ile Lighthouse Tour


We interrupt our scheduled broadcast,
with the sad news that Milita has left for The Rainbow Bridge

Farwell, Angel Milita!

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You may be thinking, "WHAT?!?  Thankful for a tour of an old building?"

Oh YES!  Not only was this my very first visit to a lighthouse, but I was with Sue Doute, The Lady with the Yellow Hair from The Island Cats, and Beth Giannosa, from Life's Adventures and All My Relations Photography!  There were no cats at the lighthouse, or any of the other historic sites we visited, but between the three of us, we take care of fourteen cats!  So there *sticking tongue out*

Grosse Ile is an island in the Detroit River, and once a year, the lighthouse is opened for tours.  The day was rather wet, cool, and windy, but after a delightful lunch in Wyandotte, the three of us took a bus ride to the lighthouse, and were given a tour.   The wooden structure was rebuilt in 1904 from the original 1894 structure, and the last keeper left in 1932.  The Grosse Ile Historical Society has preserved and maintained it, with volunteer assistance and contributions from the Lighthouse Endowment Fund.  Lighthouses were navigational tools before Global Positioning Systems...hahaha!

History lesson on the bus ride to the Lighthouse

Beth, Sue and Me!

Panorama of the Detroit River

It was blowing and raining!

Windswept and damp smiles!

Now, I'm ready to adventure to other lighthouses.  I love the shore; not so much being on the water but near it, and how fortunate that I live in Michigan, The Great Lakes State!  I'm thinking that we have more lighthouses than most other places.

Thank you, Sue and Beth, for our non-cat adventure, although cats were discussed during most of the time between history lessons!

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Brian's Home Blog said...

Lighthouses are just so cool! We're super sad about dear Milita. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

The Whiskeratti said...

Those were very cool. It was so sad to hear about another kitteh leaving for the Bridge.

Marg said...

That sounds like such a fun thing to do. It was so sad about Milita. You all have a wonderful day.

Erin the Cat Princess said...

That definitely was too rough for me, and I dare say most other cats though maybe not Purrseidon, MOL.
Looks like you all have a great new hobby. Maybe you could try and visit more light houses around the country?
Toodle pips and purrs

Sandee said...

So sad when our babies go to the bridge.

I always stop at lighthouses to explore. We have many on the coast of California. Fun places.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. ♥

Laila and Angel Minchie said...

What a fun time you had!

We are just devastated to hear our friend Milita crossed the Bridge. She will will missed by all.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

guyz....we could SO live ther bye de lakez like that .....thanx for sharin de fotoz N de moovee ☺☺♥♥

The Swiss Cats said...

That's so cool you could meet with other bloggers ! We're glad you had great time ! Purrs

John Bellen said...

I have paid my respects to Milita’s people. Such a sad thing.

And visiting an historic lighthouse would be a marvellous excursion. I always fancied being a lighthouse-keeper on some rocky islet.

The Island Cats said...

I'm thrilled that our little island has maintained this landmark lighthouse. And I can't believe I've lived here over 15 years and just now toured it. Thanks for the fun afternoon! ~Island Cat Mom

Katie Isabella said...

Thank you for showing us this. I have always been curious about the area and it was wonderful seeing the three of you whom I consider friends.

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

I have always wanted to go to Grosse Ise! very cool adventure!

pilch92 said...

That looks like a fun day. Very sad to see another friend go to The Bridge.

Gigi said...

The Human is super-envious! Me, not so much. But we both think it is pretty swell all three of you got together and had such a fun time!

Tamago said...

What a fun you had a lovely tour with your bloggie friends! That is a beautiful lighthouse. If I ever have a chance, I would love to visit there :-)

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

This is so cool! Next time our mom goes to MI she would love to meet up with you and Miss Sue and do this tour! She had a great time with both of you at the cat cafe.

Fr. Tom Fish said...

A very cool thing for you all to do together! I like lighthouses, tho. Way up high, shining the light all around! - Tom x

Three Chatty Cats said...

How very cool! Sounds like it was a fun day!