I haven't talked too much about what we did in California because mostly we both write or take walks or look at the ocean or attend book talks or musical events. Nice I know but not particularly interesting to hear about.
But today (last week) we did something some of you might like. We went to Leo Carrillo's ranch outside Carlsbad, CA. It is now a park and fairly untouched by time or over-eager hands. It is quite large (2500 acres) and has much of the ranch equipment and out -buildings in had back in the day. And the "day" preceeded his years there, actually beginning in 1868.
This is how CA looked before movie stars and surfers took over. His ranch was a hangout for Hollywood types like Clark Gable who liked the ranching life.
While there we ran into three peacocks. Oh, happy day!
For you youngsters, Leo starred with Duncan Renaldo in the Cisco Kid, a TV series (and earlier a few films). But he had a long history in film and vaudeville and was also a political cartoonist.