November 21st, 2013

krazy koati

Troll the ancient Pumpkin carol

I did not know that Cedar Point had a lighthouse. It's logical that it would, since it's this prominent stick of land going out into a Great Lake, but I just hadn't thought about it one way or another before. And it's got, well, modern dull navigation aides as you might expect, but it also has an actual Civil War-era lighthouse which Cedar Point's corporate overlords bought from the Federal government (or someone) around 1990, and restored, and included as one of the points of attraction for their rentable cabins. It's visible from various points on the Mean Streak roller coaster and since bunny_hugger had this newfound interest in lighthouses and this obscure little lighthouse was connected to an amusement park, how could we resist?

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We returned to the hotel, to stretch a little bit, and to get coffee --- bunny_hugger knows the secret spot where the coffee machines for the guests are kept --- before finally heading into the park for the rest of the night.

Trivia: In the 1650s French finance minister Nicholas Fouquet owned a renowned mirror of impressive size: 24 inches square. Source: The Essence of Style, Joan DeJean.

Currently Reading: The Number Sense: How The Mind Creates Mathematics, Stanislas Debaene.