Last week my sweetheart and I went away for a few days. Our travels took us to a place where we lived many years ago - a favorite place of mine. We spent time with family who recently moved near there. One day we travelled a few miles from their home to show them where we lived so long ago. One of the special things I couldn’t wait to see again was my favorite lighthouse. It’s on the Southern Oregon Coast – very close to the home where we lived back then. The Umpqua River Lighthouse, just across the Coquille River from Bandon, Oregon, is definitely my favorite.Our current bathroom is decorated with beach decor. Many years ago I saw a little replica of this lighthouse that had a light inside. Since then I’ve dreamed of having one in my bathroom. I knew it would be the perfect nightlight! I’ve looked everywhere on the Oregon Coast to find one and, finally, right there - in a little shop in Bandon - I found exactly what I was looking for. So, I bought a lighthouse! It came home with me and now it sits on a special jewelry box my father-in-law made many years ago. The light shines bright at night and lights up the room.I smile every time I walk into the bathroom and see this little lighthouse. It’s a nice reminder of times past and our recent trip to the beach.