Greetings from sunny springtime California!
Yesterday was a vacation of sorts. Having dashed off (I mean to say “meticulously crafted”) my review of the June 1960 Galaxy, I thought it high time to hit the beach with some nice non-fiction. My favorite shoreline happens to be in Carlsbad, a sleepy community in northern San Diego County. For the fans who enjoy phototourism, take a gander at these newly developed pics (in color, no less!)
I parked near the commercial and scenic center of Carlsbad is the intersection of Highway 101 and Elm Street. Dominating the northeast corner is the Twin Inns, a 75-year old house converted into a restaurant. It’s a lovely, rambling sort of affair, with a dance hall in the back.
Just next door is the Hanse House, of the same vintange and owned by the Christiansen family. There used to be a mineral water well here, but it’s been closed since the Depression.
Then I was off to my favorite local coffee shop, Cafe Elysa.
The beach was lovely, though a bit bright for reading. It was surprisingly uncrowded. I caught no sight of Gidget…
On the other hand, I did see this friendly little fellow:
To round things off, I leave you with this sage advice, inscribed outside another coffee house:
See you soon!