Saturday, August 14, 2010

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse

Today was the annual meeting for the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation. I was honored to be apart of the days event as this lighthouse has been difficult to visit due to the fact it has been under construction for quite some time. Plus, it is located on military soil so it makes it that much more difficult to gain access. We started the afternoon with lunch, several presentations, and some lighthouse shopping.

Anyway, it was a perfect day starting with the rocket launch around 7:15am and then the climb at 1pm. It was great to see my friends Ken and Dede Smith especially since Ken will be celebrating his 60th birthday this weekend! Come October Ken will take his reign as the President of the Florida Lighthouse Association and I am excited to say he has lots of plans for the future of the FLA!

You can the lighthouse on the left. It was original constructed in 1848, but due to shore erosion it was 1.5 miles inland. It was relit at its current location in 1868.

I was told in advance that the lighthouse was still not complete and therefore we could only climb as high as the third deck. That is the reasoning behind my pouty pie face (BTW that was a nickname for when I was upset.....sad meggiepie = pouty in the picture. The sign says STAIRS ARE CLOSED :(
One thing different about this lighthouse compared to the other 17 I have climbed thus far is the wrap staircase on the outside of the lighthouse. It is quite breathtaking to look at....should have more pics to post tomorrow.
Now, I am at the Ft Lauderdale Airport heading to VEGAS BABY!!! Miss Universe hear I come :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Megan Clementi how are you doing. It's Sean Opalenik and i wrote a snail mail letter to you and i was wondering if you receved it and if you did please tell me. Anyway i can't wait for the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant in about 8 days from now in Las Vegas on Aug 23rd. I'll root for Rima to win the 2010 Miss Universe Pageant as well. Megan i hope that if you are not busy please send me your autographed 8x10 photo of you as Miss FL USA 2010 to me right away and please e-mail me at right away. Also please be my friend on Facebook as well. I miss seeing you as Miss FL USA and i know that the new Miss FL USA 2011 will do an awesome job for the year. Megan please do not forget to e-mail me personally and love to hear from you right away. Lots of love & kisses from me to you Megan Clementi.


    Sean Opalenik