While there, I had the chance to tour the Yaquina Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon both by land and by air.
Pictured below, the light house keeper is in the middle -- he's really just a volunteer since it's an historic site now -- and the Daughters of the American Revolution ladies who were on the tour with me.
When was the last time you were inside the light house and got to take a photo of the lamp? That's what I was thinking. It was 111 steps to the top!
Looking out from the top of the lighthouse.
The Oregon coast in May was cold, rainy and beautiful!
Pictured with me below is Leonora Branca, the 55th State Regent of California Daughters of the American Revolution, 8,500 active members, and she mentioned as we took this picture that I needed to tell my wife not to worry because she is old enough to be my mom! As you can see, we are both laughing.
The Oregon Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference was held at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, a charming little getaway off the Oregon coast in Gleneden Beach. I was so bummed that I didn't have enough time to play a round of golf at the resort!
I did have enough time to take a walk on a nature trail along the ocean and get some fantastic shots of the ocean.
This is my third State Daughters of the American Revolution Conference this year (North Carolina, Ohio, and Oregon - Kentucky has already booked me for next March), and they always put me at the head table.
There were about 150 ladies in attendance, and my presentation is about 30 minutes long. I always warn them that the 6' broadsword will be used if anyone dozes off while I'm talking!
While signing copies of Hercules of the Revolution, it's always fun to hear the ladies share stories about their ancestors who fought in the Revolution. Some insist that Peter Francisco would have known their ancestors.
Looking forward to returning to the West coast again in June with my family for the Puyallup, Washington, Home School Association Convention.