12/2/16

Come Fly with Us to Heceta Head!

 We are so very proud to host Sammy as he flies around visiting all over Blogville, and the world, today!!



 We thought and thought about where we could meet Sammy and finally decided to show him the Heceta Head Lighthouse, about 4 hours north of us near Florence, Oregon!!



 The Heceta Head Lighthouse is named after Don Bruno de Heceta from San Blas, Mexico. He discovered the land way back in 1775, back when Mama was a little girl...right Mama??
 (teeheehee)



 We took a little walk on a path up to the lighthouse where we learned a bit more about the lighthouse and how kitties seem to have a better sense of direction than us woofies.


 The Lighthouse, along with the keepers quarters and a barn, were completed in 1893. In 1913 they installed indoor plumbing and they didn't have electricity until 1934!!



 Heceta Head Lighthouse has had its ups and downs. Landslides, disrepair and being in a very remote area have made it challenging to keep it maintained. It has been home to the Coast Guard and troops even stayed there during World War II!



 Luckily, it was declared a Historic Landmark in 1978 and in 2011 it was totally restored! Now there is even a Bed and Breakfast place on the same property!! 
You can read more about Heceta Head Lighthouse HERE.



 Thanks so much for stopping by Sammy, we love you lots and hope you are enjoying your Balloon ride!!



Hop aboard the Come Fly with Me Blog Hop!!





 

29 comments:

Clowie said...

I'd love to have been there with you all. That's a lovely spot to visit.

thank you for hosting the blog hop.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari om
Oh yes that is a fine visiting spot! Well done!!! Hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

Flynn said...

That is a great trip for Sammy.

Mara said...

A beautiful spot to go. With all those spots to show Sammy I want to go there with him!

Mara from Norway

Bouncing Bertie said...

Lovely place to take Sammy. I bet he was thrilled with his visit.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Mark Muller said...

that was so great to visit this beautiful lighthouse... and many thanks for offering your hop-machine for sammy's tour...

Jeanne Pursell said...

Oh how we would have loved to have been there with you all! FABulous place to visit!!! Of course...we think everything around where you live is just beautiful!! Glad Sammy had a good time!!

Molly and Mackie said...

We bet that Sammy had a great time seeing your special lighthouse!

Marg said...

That sure looks like such a great place to visit. Bet you all had such a good time with Sammy. Have a great day.

boonstoon said...

Well done, guys! I know Sammy enjoyed his visit with you.
Love, Sundae

The Menagerie Mom said...

A lighthouse is certainly the perfect place for somebuddy as bright and shining as Sammy!

Sandra said...

I do hope Sammy enjoyed his final balloon flight, this is the perfect place to visit. I would like to see it also.

Bev Green said...

Oh Dory and Arty what a super lighthouse...and i know Sammy had a blast..so many wonderful places on his tour.loves Fozziemum xx

Madi and Mom said...

Dory and Arty....you two were very very very Clever to go with the Hot Air Balloon floating about. That did not even cross TOGM's mind. Oh would mom have loved to be on that adventure today. She loves lighthouses and covered bridges just like your mom
Bravo Bravo and thank you for hosting this hop.
Hugs madi your bfff

Jans Funny Farm said...

A fun post and we love the lighthouse scenes. You two do get around.

Christmas said...

Sammy must have had the best time!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMCCcccccccccccccc we hope that Sammy doesn't end up LIGHThouse Headed after being up so High.

Two French Bulldogs said...

A great place to fly to!! A lighthouse
Lily & Edward

The Army of Four said...

That lighthouse is SO beautiful!!!
Cammie!

Sketching with Dogs said...

That's such a pretty and interesting place to show Sammy!
Elliot and Cricket x

Tails Around the Ranch said...

The Heceta Lighthouse is my most favorite spot in Oregon, thanks for taking our fur-iend on a ride there.

onespoiledcat said...

Now this is a wonderful visit indeed! Never been in this part of the country and it's beautiful - especiall from high in a balloon! I love the lighthouse - you can see for MILES - almost like being up in a balloon. Thank you for giving me a tour - I'm having a BLAST today visiting so many people. A special day indeed.

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

That was a fantastic place to visit! Good choice. We're sure Sammy loved it!

The Florida Furkids said...

What a cool place to take Sammy!!! We are going to miss him a lot.

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice place you chose to take Sammy.

Millie and Walter said...

That sure was a beautiful place to visit. We can tell Sammy enjoyed it.

Sharon said...

That looked like fun. Lighthouses are fascinating and I am glad it got restored. :-D

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello dory and arty its dennis the vizsla dog hay it luks like yoo guys showd sammy a reely gud time!!! hay yore litehowse reeminds me of the litehowse we hav heer at the cabrillo in the mithikal land of point loma!!! i hav never seen this litehowse myself on akkownt of they kroolly do not allow dogs their but i hav seen pikchers of it!!! ok bye

Dash Kitten said...

We love lighthouses, they are so magical! Sammy will LOVE this won't he!