Wednesday, November 19, 2014

On the road again

Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, California, November 19, 2014—

We're on our way south to see some theater and visit friends and restaurants, and thought we'd break the trip in a place new to us. In every respect but one it's truly a fine place: a Mission-style "hacienda" designed by Julia Morgan for William Randolph Hearst, funky but grand, in a beautiful, tranquil landscape a mile from a favorite (real) mission, San Antonio de Padua. There's even a pleasant if barnlike bar. If only there were a restaurant!

Oh well. We settled for the bowling alley, as there was no choice. Lindsey had a hot dog with sauerkraut, which she pronounced okay, "not one of those skinny unpleasant little hot dogs." I had this seven-inch pizza, with fresh tomatoes and decent sausage and, of course, too much cheese.

Corona beer in the bottle

•Liggett Lanes, FHL Bowling Center, Infantry Road Building 121, Jolon, California; 831-386-2680


Curtis Faville said...


You are certainly the most restless character I've seen in many a day.

How you maintain your equilibrium at this breakneck pace is anyone's guess.

Is it the release of some decades-long confinement, or merely the frantic denouement to a career of intense curiosity?

Charles Shere said...

The latter, but I'm dubious about "merely ".