“Lighthouses are not just stone, brick, metal, and glass. There’s a human story at every lighthouse…”
Is it just me or is there something inexplicably charming about old lighthouses? Living in Newport, RI for a brief time cultivated an irrevocable craving in me to know and explore the stories behind the beautiful old archicture in the cities we live, so I was a little giddy when we decided to spend a bright Saturday morning exploring the old lighthouse on the bluffs of Point Loma.
Four years ago, I was a brand new military wife and I had just traded the palm trees and tacos of a small California surf town for the cobblestone streets and clam chowder of an East Coast island town. I may still have been on US soil, but moving to our first duty station as a new Navy spouse, everything felt so strange and different that I might as well have been halfway across the world.
Moving to a new duty station always takes some adjustment, but there are a few proactive steps any military wife can take in order to make it feel more familiar almost instantly. Ready to stop feeling like a stranger at your new duty station? Here are four fun and foolproof ways for military spouses to feel at home in an unfamiliar location!
Happy Monday! It being Columbus Day, LTJG Husband has the day off and I am over the moon to have an extra pair of (good-lookin’) hands around here. I am also really excited to share one of my weekend experiences with you…
With LTJG Hubs underway last week and heading out again soon, we wanted to squeeze a date night in this week and were dying to do something different. I found The Orchid Bar online and their summer tapas nights on Wednesdays sounded like the perfect way to mix things up, so we decided to check it out.
If sipping wine and dining on tapas in a 1920’s Spanish-style oceanfront hotel is your thing, you’d love La Casa del Camino. Built in 1929, La Casa del Camino is a hotel in Laguna Beach that has perfected the mixture of old world charm and modern amenities/cuisine, making it our favorite place to go when we get a night out. What was historically a coastal pitstop for Hollywood’s ‘golden age’ elite is now home to one of our favorite restaurants, K’ya Bistro, along with a gorgeous rooftop bar, frequent live music near the lobby bar/fireplace, and charming Spanish revival architecture and decor.