Sunday 3 July 2011
Day 92: Carmel and Monterey
Our hosts drove us down to pretty Carmel-by-the-Sea. The kelp here looks like blown glass and some of the very expensive houses look like they're trying to imitate cottages out of Kate Greenaway illustrations. Antonia and I found fascinating things on the beach while I half listened to a political discussion from which it emerged that California is spending all its public money on health care and education for illegal immigrants and so has none left for jails, state parks and 4th of July fireworks (?). At least that's how I understood it in my anti-cat-allergy drugged-up, short of breath, daze. We had very nice clam chowder at the Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey and then the drugs really kicked in and I fell asleep! This afternoon, we're heading to San Jose to the house of a friend who just lives for her cats, so although I'm very, very, fond of her, I'm wondering how I'm going to survive.