175 steps to the top.
Isn't it fantastic?
The people in line behind us voiced doubts that the boys could make it up the 7 flights of stairs. They really didn't know our boys very well....
When we got to the top, my first reaction was, Whoa, it's really open up here! My second reaction was an innate desire to cling to the wall - even though I'm not really afraid of heights.
The views were spectacular though.
You couldn't go up to the tippy-top to see the lights, but I got a peek in and took this picture.
And then, it was time to head back down all those stairs. It was 85* inside the lighthouse (according to the thermometer the guy up top had) and we were all pretty sweaty! It was definitely worth the effort, though, for an adventure to the top.
On a special side note, happy anniversary to my husband Paul today. We're celebrating 16 years. Hard to believe!