I’m looking out at the oil drilling rigs and the misty pacific ocean from the Sun ‘n Sands Motel in Huntington Beach. This is the place that I got after requesting something with ‘character,’ and made my host Wendy say in email that ‘of course you’d think it was marvelous, that’s what I like about working with you.’ No four stars for this surfer dude, no, just a place right on the Pacific Coast Highway down a few blocks from the energized corner of Main St. and this famous highway by the ocean.
At nine I take to the waves, and later on today I’ll meet Dean Torrence, of Jan and Dean, (“Little Old Lady from Pasadena,” “Surf City”) who remains a Huntington Beach resident and big booster of the city. I’m also set to meet a new writer who wants to get a crack at writing for GoNOMAD, he’s set to stop by today and meet me here at the motel.
It’s nice to report that the flight here on AA was uneventful…no lost bags, no delays, no hassles and no problems. The movie, called National Treasure, a big bucks action flick sequel with Nick Cage, Jon Voight and I think that was Helen Mirren was laughably improbable but held me to the final scene, in which the President thanks the treasure hunter for his amazing discovery after forgiving him for kidnapping him.