hello, carlsbad: land of mystical dragon shops and movies nights at the fountain


we’re in Carlsbad!

who-we-are-in-RL is doing some Consulting nearby tomorrow and the Traffic is INSANE in the mornings from L.A so we packed up the car…….


after a leisurely morning – – – 25da5ae40da111e38d6622000a1fbc43_7and headed South – pausing at a few stops along the way………


stopping at Dana Point for lunch in the harbo(u)r. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and taking a long walk around the harbo(u)r walls admiring the boats (a surprising number of the boats are called Princess Di or Lady Di so we’re assuming a fairly healthy number of Anglophiles – or perhaps Royal Followers)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


or rich Queens (always a good sign when the local shop that sells Perrier has a chandelier).

after lunch we got back in the Perfectly (Silver) Prius and continued on the road, listening mostly to the Tunes of our Youth (and yes, singing most happily down Highway 1)

until we reached Carlsbad.

we did this before nightfall but didn’t get a chance to take pictures until after dark – people to see and so on and so forth (we forgot that the nights are drawing in and sunset was Earlier than the last time we were south of the Orange Curtain). 

Carlsbad is adorable.

it is, as you probably already know, named after the Jewel of the West Bohemian Spa Triangle. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

but we were more interested in the strange and mystical dragon shops (twas closed but next time, darlings)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and much frivolity coming out of the restaurants along the twinkle-lined streets and an enticing view of a forthcoming music festival

*lookspotentlytocamera* we love music (and musicians). OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

sadly we missed The Princess Bride which was playing by the Fountain in the village (we ADORE that movie).

and now we must s l e e p………a busy day ahead tomorrow.


goodnight darlings.

have you ever been to carlsbad?

any recommendations for a place to sip tea late afternoon?

we’ll ask around.

but we thought we’d also ask You.