Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Coast and Beyond

It’s important when you blob and you develop a following, to do it everyday.  That certainly is true for 'we're just sayin...". But then you get busy, reprioritize, and the writing goes to the bottom of the list.  Enough excuse-making, and back to Blobbing.

A week ago we sojourned north on the Ca. coast road. (Sojourn is another one of those words I love and use whenever possible). The coast road from LA through Big Sur and on to Monterey is gorgeous.  The cliffs, beaches, rocks and ocean are enchanting.  Even the elephant seals, who are really smelly, are incredible to watch -- preferably with nose plugs. Joyce and I started our adventure without any plans about where to stay, or for how long, or what we would do whilst we were in whatever place we happened to be.. Mostly, the trip was without incident. The first place we stayed was on Moonstone beach in Cambria. And the name was an accurate reflection of the beach.  We moved on up the coast to the Hearst Castle. That stop is an entire blob... I'll get back to it. Continuing on we had reservations at the Carmel Mission Inn. We made them without having every seen it. It was a little outside the town of Carmel, and was disappointing at best. The kind of place which one would never expect in this upscale community. The exterior was unappealing. It felt like the lower Eastside when they hung the laundry from the windows. The lobby was dirty and the staff unpleasant.  Even with our background in politics, and having stayed at some pretty raunchy places, we couldn't stay there.  We ventured closer to town and found a perfectly lovely place, Not fancy, but we are not fancy, called the Village lantern Inn.  They couldn't have been nicer and we stayed for three days.

Soooooo, our last stop together was the Madonna Inn. No not that Madonna, but the Madonna family who had a sense of humor. Every room is decorated in a different way. (We stayed in the Paris Violets suite). madonnainn.com.  Check it out, it is simply a hoot.   If you are getting married put this place on your list for consideration.   Then back to LA for my theater workshop. Stayed with Jordan and her roommates. They have an incredible four bedroom house in Silver lake. One of my favorite areas in LA. They are all in the entertainment business and so it is truly fun to be with them. In addition they have a fabulous garden, two puppies and a cat who wheezes named Thomas. Every day is there is amusing, and just one more beautiful day in paradise. More tomorrow.  We’re just sayin…Iris

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