The day I asked her out

We had already met up at several outdoor concerts the summer of 2019 by the time we took this selfie. Not only was this the day I asked her on a date, but we have found ourselves in front of several lighthouses in the short time we have been together. So this is a twofer. #casuallighthousevisitors #casualconcertgoers

We really enjoy the outdoor concert opportunities we have in northeast Ohio. This night we were sitting on the hill enjoying a Pink Floyd tribute band called Dark Side of the Moon. What a nice setting with the lake behind the band.

Dark Side of the Moon is band full of extremely talented musicians, especially the saxophone player. They entertained for three hours with a pretty short intermission. They didn’t skip any Pink Floyd favorites, while putting their own touch on solos. We really enjoyed this band and will seek them out for further concert adventures.

Lighthouse Visitors

The original Grand River (Fairport Harbor) Lighthouse was completed in 1825. The tower stood thirty feet high, capped with an octagonal-shaped iron lantern. The lighthouse was accompanied by a two-story keeper’s house. Due to deterioration the tower and keeper’s house had to be replaced. Rebuilt in 1871, the tower now stands sixty feet high and has a spiral staircase of 69 steps which leads to an observation platform. In 1925 the light in the tower (a third-order Fresnel lens) was discontinued. It was replaced by a combination light and foghorn station which was built on the west breakwater pier head. The museum, now attached, was founded in 1945 by the Fairport Harbor Historical Society, which is devoted to preserving and perpetuating the historic tradition of Fairport Harbor and the Great Lakes area. The light was decommissioned in 1925, replaced by the Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Light.