El Toro Motel
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That evening was a boring one for Ben and I as we were not up to a crazy night out, so we went to the hotel that his family were staying in nearby, and borrowed their beach, swimming pool and hot tub access. That evening we all went for clam chowder, which was so tasty! And ended up with maybe 15 of us all hanging out in his grandparents' motel room. When we left we were more than ready for bed, and there were hugs and hotel recommendations ...
... Serra. We were then walking down one of the main streets and could not understand why all these kids were hanging round the little lane. On closer inspection we discovered that this was the famous "Bubblegum Alley" . It is a fascinating, if somewhat unsanitary, walkway that features walls covered with gum of the "already been chewed" variety. The kids were all queuing to get into the shop next door to buy gum, chew it then stick it on ...
This morning had booked on a tour of warner brothers studios. Was picked up from hotel, thence to Hollywood & on to studio. These "VIP tours" are highly organised and frequent. There was a short video first then we were taken in groups of unto 12 and driven about the lot in little carts. Our guide was Blair - very nice young woman, did her job well, full of all sorts of tidbits of information. The studio occupies 110 acres, just a little larger than our old family farm. We first saw ...
... use the wax cycle.
Right around the corner from us is William Randolph Hearst's castle at San Simeon. I have always been fascinated by Hearst. Mostly because his yellow journalism started the Spanish American War. You thought it was the sinking of the Maine in Havana harbor? Like the shelling of the USS Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin Incident started the Vietnam War?
We both have ...
... by fire and secondly by an earthquake. The latest rebuild was in 1927. The fountain was built in 1808 and all look to be in excellent condition. While not being to Religious, I am pleased to have visited this Mission and hope its good work continues for the local people.
We then continued our tour to our nights accommodation and once again I fell asleep on the bus trip. I am currently taking medicine for my cough and have been warned it will make me drowsy ...