Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lighthouse Love, Part 2

More about my love for lighthouses... Anyway, for all my obsession, I've only been to exactly one - the one in Corregidor (I think there might be more than one on the island though, so I'm not sure which one). That's where Brent decided to send the middle and upper schools for their camping trip my second year of teaching there. Loved Corregidor, but hated camping in the tail of the monsoon (and jellyfish!) season. I struggled the entire time about ditching the camp and just crashing in the hotel, but I couldn't do that to the kids. I stewed in anger and glared childishly at the organizer of the camp (a real character, this one) as much as I could though, lol. Anyway, I didn't even get to have my picture taken. When I got to the top, a couple of ninth graders were horsing around, chucking little mangoes (if I remember correctly) down at their friends below. I had to pull them aside and chew them out, so I forgot all about taking pictures. I'm still bitter about that, lol.

Oh wait. The lighthouse was this one. I think they call it the Spanish Lighthouse.

5 comments:

kryzteta said...

Let's go on a roadtrip to Ilocos and visit their lighthouses, I think there are a couple but we only get to visit one, Bojedor I think, the view was breath taking. We didn't go up to the lighthouse though :( Too creepy for me. lol!

spinninglovelydays said...

Ooh, I love creepy lighthouses! lol A roadtrip to Ilocos sounds great. :)

kryzteta said...

I'm free anytime ;D

maf said...

this post reminded me of your own painting which you gave me many years ago...can't really remember when was that but it was during mid 90's. it was a beach with a lighthouse built on top of a solid rock...oh it was actually your bday present for me...with the two versions of your poem "November"! that's it!so nice of you! that was really sweet....:-)the good ole days, that is.

spinninglovelydays said...

Oh yeah, the love affair with lighthouses goes back a long way, lol... OMG, I've forgotten about that gift. I was all about painting and poetry in those days, lol. Thanks so much for reminding me. :)