So hello everyone, my name is Ej Garr, and as most of you know (from Lisa’s other posts) I have been with Lisa for the last five years of our lives, and together we take on adventures, while she finally gets to see the world.
Until recently, traveling for Lisa was not something that was easy to do while raising three amazing kids, and dealing with the loss of her husband and the kids’ father too early in life. Luckily, I am fortunate enough to call Lisa and her kids — Nicole, Travis and Sami — my immediate family today and hopefully for years to come.
We use the phrase ‘When one door closes, another one opens’ often around here, because we all know what hardships life has to offer and how paths change, so now Lisa and I take on challenges and adventures that have us traveling all around the United States — so far.
As for me, I have been a lighthouse freak since I was a kid. I’ve always loved the idea of a light overlooking the water, understanding the history of how some lighthouses were used to signal actual wartime events and invasions, and were used to alert the nearby towns and men to prepare for something coming. Today, we know lighthouses are all in peace time, and some, if not most, still offer tours. In fact, I am now a Lighthouse Passport holder, and Holder of the Light.
I told Lisa I wanted to be her Lighthouse Correspondent, obviously biting off the term White House Correspondent, because I have been to about seven lighthouses in my life. I had all my former memorabilia and trinkets lost in transition back to Montana, where I went to college from 1989 – 91, when I returned there in 2004, but that’s another story altogether.
So now, I am going to be giving tours of lighthouses all over the world as we travel and today it starts with the Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City, NJ. The Absecon Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey, and the third tallest lighthouse in the United States. Trust me, Lisa and I know, because we climbed all 228 steps to the top of it, and we shot a three-part series of videos along the way.
There are stops to make as you progress up the stairwell, with window views over Atlantic City from different angles that include guide books and illustrations of the lighthouse, from the building of it, transition of it over the years, etc.
Seeing the world with Lisa has just begun for the most part, although we have certainly gotten to see some pretty happening places in a short time.
We run a radio show together, work from home together, and travel together, so we may drive each other crazy, but I love my life, and am lucky to see all of it with her.
Enjoy the pics and videos from the first lighthouse tour on the list of many to come over the next few years.
From yours truly, Ej Garr, that Rainmaker guy on Sports Palooza Radio, and dude who spends his time with the Virgin Traveler…. What’s next?
What’s your someday? As the Virgin Traveler says….Make it today!