Dec 022016

Come Fly With Us!Hi guys! Today’s a special day in the blogosphere. It’s “Come Fly With Me Day” in honor of our pal Sammy, from One Spoiled Cat. Sammy hasn’t been feeling well lately…he’s dealing with the effects of aging and all the problems that it brings. He and his peeps are hoping he still has some more good days ahead of him.

Sammy is well known in the blogosphere for his Tuesday Teasers where he posts a photo taken somewhere in the world and then challenges all of us to guess the location. We rarely guess correctly, but we always have lots of fun pawticipating.

In honor of Sammy, it was decided to have this special “Come Fly With Me Day”…a day that we post a photo of some place around us where we think Sammy would love to visit. This day was the brain-child of Easy the Weimaraner, who sadly went to the Rainbow Bridge very unexpectedly just the other day before he could see his idea come to fruition. We dedicate this post to both Sammy and Easy.

Grosse Isle Lighthouse

Can you guess where this photo was taken, Sammy? If you guessed on our island of Grosse Ile, you’d be right!

Here on our island we have a lighthouse that was originally called the Grosse Isle North Channel Front Range Light. It was built in 1906 and sits on the northeast side of the island. It stands 40 feet high and for years it helped guide ships through the north channel of the Detroit River. There was also a North Channel Rear Range Light but that was discontinued in 1917, and the Front Range Light was renamed the Grosse Isle Lighthouse. The keeper of the lighthouse was a man by the name of James Story who was in charge of the lighthouse until it was automated in 1921. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1963 and later bought by the Grosse Ile township for only $350. The beautiful octagonal white tower is still in good shape, each face is sided with horizontal wood strips like clapboards on an old house. It’s currently maintained by the Grosse Ile Historical Society who offers tours. The mom hasn’t been on one yet but plans to when the next one is scheduled.

Sammy Kimmel

Sammy, we hope you enjoyed flying with us and seeing our island’s only remaining lighthouse. We  you and purr that there’re still some good days ahead for you.

To see more places where everybuddy’s flying with Sammy, visit the blog hop by clicking HERE.


  42 Responses to “Come Fly with Us!”

  1. What fun to live near that lighthouse. That looks like a great place to live. And what a great post to tribute both Sammy and Easy. Sad times around the blogging world.

  2. Such a fun tour and your lighthouse is super cool!!!

  3. Light house is a cool place !
    and me send purrs for Sammy

    PS : Wally, good to hear you feel better

  4. That is a lovely place to show Sammy, and a fitting tribute to him and Easy.

  5. You three showed Sammy a beautiful tour and time with you. xxxooo

  6. Awesome! We love Michigan. Godspeed, Sammy.

  7. That’s a really cool lighthouse! My father is from Michigan and LOVES lighthouses … but I doubt he’s seen that one … I’ll tell him for his next trip up there.

  8. I’d love to join you when you go on the next available tour of the lighthouse! Purrs for Sammy and Angel Easy and their families

  9. Oh this was great!! We are certain that Sammy absolutely LOVED this!! So clever and so cool!!!

  10. Hi Guys! Your island is gorgeous and I really LOVE lighthouses – my Mom has painted a lot of them back in her artsy days. What a GREAT stop visiting you on my “Come Fly With Me” tour that Easy dreamed up. You might like to know that Easy was the FIRST to greet me when I arrived at the Bridge this morning. How cool is that? Thank you for the tour of your beautiful island. AND thank you for your friendship.

    Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy

  11. Oh what a fun! That’s a nice looking lighthouse 🙂

  12. Ohhhhhhhhhhh Wally, Ernie and Zoey….what a fine trip to your island. I know Sammy enjoyed thing for sure my mom would love seeing that lighthouse
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. From one island cat to another, we love lighthouses, and we have got a few here too. But yours is awesome! I know Sammy will love this!

  14. Great balloon!

  15. What a fun place to visit! We know Sammy will love the lighthouse!

    The Florida Furkids

  16. How cool to see your lighthouse!

  17. What a wonderful trip ! Purrs

  18. Some lighthouses are converted into B&B, I want to stay in one.

  19. What nice place to take Sammy. I’m sure he enjoyed the smell of the sea/lake/?/ air.

  20. That is a beautiful lighthouse. I am sure that Sammy enjoyed it. <3

  21. Mee-you yur Island iss grate Wally an Ernie an Zoe…..fankss fur showin Unccle Sammy around!!!
    Mee iss so-o sad hee iss gone….*sniffullsss*
    Sorry mee has to go now….
    Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

  22. What a beautiful place to take Sammy to visit! We bet Sammy had fun exploring that lighthouse!

  23. Hope Sammy enjoyed seeing your lighthouse as much as we did.

  24. i love lighthouses – what a great place to visit -and think of all the fish you could catch too!

  25. A lighthouse was the symbol of my all-time favorite soap opera, Guiding Light, so this is really special to me!

  26. You guys are so lucky to live on an island with a light house. We enjoyed seeing it so much and I’m sure Sammy did too. We’re going to miss that sweet boy. Unfortunately, we did not know Easy, but I bet he was nice too, and he certainly was well loved by all who knew him.

  27. I’m probably enjoying this tour as much as Sammy. Since TW doesn’t travel anywhere anymore we don’t see these placed in the fur.

  28. Great tour, kids! We love the lighthouse.

  29. I bet Sammy enjoyed the lighthouse. He is going to be missed by everyone. XO

  30. Dat’s really cool. We’ve never seen a lighthouse at all. Hope your mommy takes fotos when she goes. We’re sure Sammy enjoyed his visit. Big hugs fur all.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  31. It has ben a sad week losing Easy and Sammy. I absolutely LOVE your lighthouse. I am glad they are taking care of it.

  32. We are sure Sammy enjoyed all the places he got to visit today.

  33. This is one of the most remarkable blog hops I’ve seen. We’re late (awful week,three sick cats and me) but did our tribute today for both dear Sammy and Easy may they rest in peace.

  34. What a fab lighthouse..i love them and i bet Sammy had a blast sweeties..Loves Fozziemum xx

  35. […] have some sad news. No sooner did we post our “Come Fly With Us” post for Sammy, we heard that he took his final flight to the Rainbow Bridge. We knew Sammy’s […]

  36. I know Sammy really enjoyed visiting with you kitties.
    What an Angel he will make

  37. What a beautiful place to live. It is so fun following Sammy on his tour. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  38. What a pretty little light house! We are sure Sammy enjoyed that. We had thought he had more time left too, and were hoping he could at least stay for Christmas. 🙁

  39. What a great place to takes Sammy! Mes sure that he was thrilled!

  40. I bet Sammy loved seeing your lighthouse.

  41. We are visiting everyone ad loving the sight Sammy will visit! We love lighthouses too!

  42. What a neato spot to have Sammy fly in to see. We hope it was well lit for his viewing pawleasure.
    Sammy sure was a spawsial dude, and though we didn’t know him too well, we sure hope he had tons of fun flying his balloon to all the spots reserved for him. we took him to the Battle Creek Air Show, lots of balloons and airplanes there!

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