Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House
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... coffee but the night before, he gave us free deep fried salty fat things. Glen enjoyed them. I had one and could feel my arteries hardening. Mitch was telling us that everything wrong with America is due to all the foreigners coming in. Mitch is from Burma. It's 17 degrees in San Francisco and 32 in Las Vegas - at 5 in the morning. Oh I was so scared of the heat I was about to experience. As it turned out, the heat was the least of my worries. ...
... are Scottish, he exercises 4hrs per day but uses a walking stick. He used to play semi-professional basketball. He reminds new me of a retired WWF wrestler - big guy & maybe had smoked something too much. But a really friendly guy to chat too - the simple things I've enjoyed on this trip as much as the big things. Our hotel is very ...
Today we wake up in Santa Barbara and although we have a long drive ahead, we'd like to check out the town at least a little before moving on. The gentleman at reception is extremely helpful in what to see, how to get there, etc. This is where we get heaps confused with the whole tipping scenario; not sure if you are supposed to tip these guys (who are usually very helpful) or whether this is part of the service. We understand that you tip in ...
... including the Governor's suite and the Presidential suite complete with a secret room. The suites were unbelievably old west and looked great - the door to the secret room was a library case which sprang open with a flick of something! We really wanted to stay here but will certainly do so in the future because it was so unusual. Back to the saloon and we pinned a 20 Turkish Lira Note to the ceiling with our names on to ...
... s for us all to try (I actually thought it sounded and looked disgusting but was forced into trying it and actually thought it was pretty good.) We stayed at the funfair all evening and all had a really good night it was a classic American funfair and was cool to do something a little different.
So that is a little taste of what we have been up to so far will keep you posted soon on the rest of Cali!
Kirsty and Tom :-)
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