Monday, November 26, 2007

Catalina

I'm not going to write about the possibility of Trent Lott being caught in a gay sex scandal. I'm too happy about the possibility to be truly objective just yet. So I'll stick to other happy stuff: vacation photos!

Here are some snapshots from Catalina (as always, you can click on them for larger versions):


Each day saw the arrival of a cruise ship that would send some passengers ashore long enough to look in the made-for-tourists waterfront shops.



Here's a shot from down in the town of Avalon. You can see the Inn we stayed at, way up on the hill.



A shot along the aforementioned tourist-centric shops.



Up one of the side streets. Note the ubiquitous golf carts parked here. They're the main mode of travel on the island.



Looking out from a covered shopping area.



Marc in one of the shops.



The Casino


That's not a casino in the gambling sense. Rather, it's from the Italian for "gathering place." You can see more here.


Here's a shot of the guy I was sleeping with. :)


On that note, I think I'll stop for tonight. You've probably had enough, so I'll save some shots for next time!

6 comments:

tornwordo said...

I've been there dozens of times. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of eating salt water taffy in Avalon.We always slept on the boat moored in the harbor there.

CoffeeDog said...

Looks like you had a nice trip. Is this the Avalon of the movie Avalon?

Jess said...

torn: Those must be some very nice memories!

CD: We did, but no, I don't think it's the same place. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.

pinknest said...

gorgeous photos!! i love the palms.

Angie said...

I love how blue the water looks.

Greg said...

I love Catalina. My brother ran in the marathon there on the 19th (I think that's when it was). Beautiful island, and if you're lucky, you can sometimes see the buffalo on the other side of the hills.