Wednesday, November 26, 2008

26 Miles Across the Sea

Tomorrow morning around 6:00 a.m., instead of beating the concrete along Palms Blvd., I will be speeding my way down the 405 Freeway towards Newport Beach. I'll pick up my dear friend Susan, then head for the Catalina Flyer, the ferry that runs between Newport Beach and Catalina Island. We'll be spending 3 nights, 4 days in Avalon, relaxing, reading, and enjoying the lovely island off season. I've been to Catalina several times but have never stayed there. Should be fun. Not sure yet where we're having Thanksgiving Dinner, but I'm sure we won't starve.

Like most of my "vacations" these days, this trip has a dual purpose. One, it's a time when I can relax and enjoy a fun place in the company of a good friend and, secondly, it will be research for a new book. I've decided to put part of the 2nd Granny Apples novel on Catalina. In fact, the book opens in November on the beach in Avalon.

Tidbits about Catalina - There are buffalo on the island, left there from a movie shoot years ago; ghosts supposedly haunt the Casino building; Natalie Wood drowned while visiting Catalina Thanksgiving Weekend 1981; the Chicago Cubs used the island for spring training 1921-1951;

Everyone have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

sparkly_jules said...

You gals have fun and be safe!!