Passing on another mostly travel blogger’s view, of coastal California. I have similar impressions of the region by Monterey. So did Steinbeck. I discovered Richard’s work, like most wordpressers, through our shared blog platform. He’s a good read.
I love California, with its green trees and golden, grassy hills. I love its desert and its two great cosmopolitan cities. But I know that the state isn’t perfect. There are earthquakes, bad air and traffic.
And there is the problem of Carmel: A worm in the apple.
This is like being in love with a beautiful woman and hating her taste in gaudy gold necklaces, for Carmel, like jewelry, is about money.
It reminds me of Beverly Hills with a view, all shops and wealthy wives promenading in the tree-shaded sidewalks with their Lhasa apsos.
Yet its residents have turned Carmel into a kind of Disneyland for the Gold Card. Fake Tudor storefronts mix with artificially quaint habits, such as the lack of…
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