Friday, April 25, 2014

{ A Visit to Oak Island Lighthouse }

On Easter break, I got to go camping in South Carolina!  Trey, Cindy, Hollie, Izzy and I got to go this time.  The weather didn't really cooperate with the activities we had planned which was sort of a bummer but we made the best of it.  The day we visited the Oak Island Lighthouse (just over the border into N.C.) it was really cloudy and sooooo windy!  Seriously, I had to totally hold onto the rails when walking up the board walk towards the beach for this photo.  If you look close, you can see my earring is, like, horizontal!  What a hoot, right?  Yes, it was THAT windy.....I felt like I was in a mini hurricane!

At any rate, I got Cindy to take my photos for me and she timed it just right in order to get the light on the lighthouse shining while I was waving.  So happy about that!


Right in front of the lighthouse is Caswell Beach.  It was such a pretty beach but SHEESH the wind just wasn't letting up and I was cold enough up in the dry sand.....no way I was going down there.  I was like constantly eating my pony tail - blech! 


Ummm, I am just noticing that this next photo makes my butt look big, doesn't it?  I'll have to ask Cindy if she used a wide angle lens!  I bet she did that on purpose.  Oh well, it's mine so no denying it, right?  :)  LOL! 

I really enjoyed reading about the Loggerhead turtles that come to the beach to lay their eggs.  Wouldn't it be totally awesome to be there on the beach with one of the darling little baby turtles poked it head out of the sand and started heading to the ocean waters?  Oh my gosh, that would be just an amazing experience!! 


Next, I read about the lighthouse itself.  It was built in 1958 so this year it is 56 years old.  This particular lighthouse doesn't have the traditional spiral staircase like I have seen in so many other older lighthouses, but instead it has a series of ships ladders.  Crazy, uh? We didn't get a chance to climb this one and with those kinda ladders, I don't think I would have tried.  Heck, I get pooped out just climbing the regular kinda steps.....I cannot imagine climbing a series of vertical ladders!  NOT.


Finally, I was shivering so badly that I decided to run back to the warm car.  I certainly should have come more prepared.....my bad for sure!  But seriously, who knew that I should have brought hot chocolate to the beach, lol.  ~ Saige ♥

 Outfits & Accessories by:

Saige's white eyelet tank by Sew Urban Designs ~ Etsy
Saige's shorts by Janie Jumps ~ Etsy
Saige's shoes from releaserain ~ eBay®

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    1. Thanks Meghan! I had fun in spite of the cold and wind! ~Saige ♥

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  2. I love this! Cute photos! :D
    I've had bad experiences at lighthouses xD
    One was just wind with Kanani, but the other time a gust of wind was coming when my sister's Molly (I had the smart idea to borrow her for a photoshoot) was standing on the railing. I thought she was going to fall so I kinda lunged forward to grab her and I managed to... but my camera hit the railing and slipped off my wrist (it was a point and shoot so it just had the wrist strap) and fell on the concrete lens first. The lens got a tiny crack so bye bye camera. Not to mention that camera was a gift because I had accidentally dropped my old camera (hey, it lasted two years) in the salt water at the breach. :P
    I have a three year accident protection warranty on my DSLR. It took a while to convince my family I was responsible enough to have it in the first place, lol. Usually I am very responsible in school and stuff.

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    1. Oh No! So sorry you have had bad luck with your cameras! Glad you have a new one and got the accident protection...just in case, right? :) ~Saige ♥

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  3. Awesome! Looks very beautiful :)

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    1. Thanks....it was beautiful....I can only imagine how pretty it would be on a sunny day! ~Saige ♥

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  4. I love your blog and from your inspiration i decided to make my own! Can you please check out my blog!! www.CinnamonSprite.weebly.com

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    1. Hiya! Thank you so much! And your blog is so cute...keep up the good work!! ;) ~The D3 team ♥

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  5. Wow, amazing photography Cindy! Your eyes sparkle Saige!

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to tell Cindy that she did a good job! ~Saige ♥

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  6. Hope you had a great time on your trip!! :) If it was super windy, how did you (Saige) stand up on the railing without falling down? Btw, Saige's eyes look so blue in those pictures!

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    1. Hi Abigail - I must tell you that it took me quite a few tries before I could really "get my footing" and not feel like I was going to fall 10 ft down to the sand! It was actually quite scary to be honest! I stood up the last time and yelled, "Now, Cindy!" and she snapped it right away and I jumped right down off that railing lickity-split! I look brave but I will admit, I wasn't too terribly brave at the time! :) I think my eyes are so blue looking cause the ocean was reflecting in them! Thanks!!!! ~Saige ♥

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  7. These are great photos! Wish I had been there with you!

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    1. Oh, now there's a thought! Meet-up at the beach! You would not have like the weather this time though...~Saige ♥

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  8. Saige looks sooo beautiful in this blog!~Tess<3

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you Tess! How very sweet. I have to tell you though that with all that wind, I felt very UN-photogenic. When Cindy showed me the photos, I was so happy that my hair wasn't standing straight up and down! :) ~Saige ♥

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  9. hey dolly dorm diary people! You guys inspired me to make my own blog! Please check it out the website is! http://www.a57americangirlblog.blogspot.com/ THanks!!

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    1. Awesome!! Keep up the good work!! ~Saige ♥

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  10. I love your blog!!! I don't have a blog, but I enjoy browsing thru blogs. Keep up the good work

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    1. Well thank you! We are super excited that you enjoy it! We hope you'll keep coming back or better yet, subscribe! ~Saige ♥

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  11. Saige these are such pretty pictures of you! Don't worry your bum looks just fine! :D BTW I hate having my pictures taken with wide angle lenses so I totally understand. :)

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    1. Ohhhh, thank you so much Miss Molly! Turns out, Cindy was using a wide angle lens so I felt greatly relieved! She said she was trying to get the beach in the background at the same time so I guess I understand....this time, lol! ~Saige ♥

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  12. Your bum looks fine. Glad you were able to get such lovely pictures despite the wind. I'd never be able to stay standing without assistance.

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    1. I know right? Cindy did an awesome job but she says I did an awesome job balancing up on that rail like that. Cindy is not one to be a dare-devil so she would not have even tried it, lol. ~Saige ♥

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    2. I agree. You did a great job balancing.

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  13. Cute! You should have told me you were going to SC because I live there!!!

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    1. Oh wow! Really? We really loved that you guys have PALM TREES down there! That was so neat! ~Saige ♥

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  14. Dolly Dorm Diaries, I really love your blog! It is so much fun! My favorite of your dolls are Harper,Sarah, Mia, and Lanie. Are you going to introduce Mia and Lanie soon! Looking forward to it! And also, amazing, beautiful photography

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    1. Hiya! Thank you so much for all of your sweet words!! <3 We hope to have the rest of the bios up sometime soon! ~Saige ♥

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  15. omg, I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her outfit!!!!!! shorts!!!! loveeeeeeeee!!!!!!!! I need them!!!!!!!!! Lol! ~Leah

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    1. Hi Leah! That's what we thought when we saw them! :D ~Saige ♥

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