Beyond Tiki, Bilge, and Test / Beyond Tiki
These are a few of my favorite holiday gripes...
Tanks for the memories King B.
Every Day WAS Christmas - Santa Claus, California 1948-2002
The Reindeer Room was part of Santa Claus, California -- a tourism village concept now gone. It was on the coast, near Carpinteria, and was more a roadside strip of buildings than a village. Still, it was the year-round Christmas stop for snowless coastal California, and exploited the ubiquitous "San" in most town names.
A large Santa defined the horizon, while a large snowman puffed his pipe and pondered the vast Pacific before him. Developers have plowed away any trace of Santa Claus... though the 20 ft. tall plaster Santa survives in a vacant lot turned into a Santa memorial park in Oxnard.
[ Edited by: nui 'umi 'umi 2016-11-26 22:29 ]