We woke up early Saturday morning, grabbed some breakfast at the hotel and were on the road right about 8am. The first lighthouse we visited was Tinicum Lighthouse, located on the Delaware River in Paulsboro, NJ, just across the river from the Philadelphia Airport. This lighthouse was located right smack in the middle of the local community recreation park. The stairs on this one were very open. Brian didn't like being able to see down that well, so I had to carry him back down the stairs.
Next step was Finn's Point Lighthouse, a little further down the river.
And then had our biggest drive between lighthouses - about an an half to East Point Lighthouse. The kids were getting a little antsy in the car for this trip. This lighthouse had a nice view out across Delaware Bay.
And then to the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City. Brian and Jason had gotten pretty worn out from all the climbing we had done so far, so they fell asleep in the car on the way. We had to wait a bit for them to wake up before we went into this one. This lighthouse is the tallest in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country.
Since the next lighthouse was one of the ones hosting a night climb, we decided to break for dinner before going on. Unfortunately, it took us quite a long time to find a place to break for dinner. We finally settled on a Stewart's drive in which was fun, but by then it was starting to get a little cool. After dinner, we went on Tucker's Island Lighthouse. Because it was dark, we didn't get to see very much. However, the bottom of the lighthouse contained a hands-on museum which the kids enjoyed a lot. We stayed until they kicked us out at 8PM.
After our visit at the lighthouse and a short visit at the nearby beach, it was time to find something to eat. We found a nice local restaurant, got ourselves a table, and learned that even though it was about noontime, they were still serving breakfast. So, we all indulged in a second breakfast.