You have no idea how excited I got the closer the date got. I looked at different hotels in different locations, plotted point of entry into the state, contacted area bloggers, used social media for current local activities and even daydreamed a little.
The day before finally arrived and I had been tossing around times to leave and when I would arrive and finally decided 2 am it was. 2 am would get me there at 8 am after a 6+ hour trip. Perfect for seeing plenty of lighthouses on day one! Well after going to bed late, I did wake up at 2 and left at about 3 by the time everyone else was dressed, dog walked, rabbit fed, car packed, windows and door locked and breakfast and lunch packed. Funny how an hour passed with all that.
It was a nice trip there even better when the daylight appeared. We were able to see an array of fall leaves in full color. The closer we got to NJ we were impressed with various bridges and crossed the Delaware river (my oldest is a history buff).
First stop was Finns Point Lighthouse. This is not your vision of a lighthouse.
Second stop down the street also located fairly inland is Tinicum Lighthouse.
After these lighthouse it was nice to see the true traditional lighthouse as well. My eyes were opened on this trip of the style, shape, color and height of lighthouses.
Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse still operating in the U.S. today.
Sandy Hook in itself provided an interesting drive to its location. To get to this lighthouse we went through the gates of a national park and drove onto historic Fort Hancock!
This is just a taste of our trip. Follow along for more lighthouse pictures as we spent the weekend in NJ and stopped at 13 various places along the way!