"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Atalaya at Huntington Beach state park

Y'all finished your summer reading by now? I had a big stack of summer reads and finally finished the last few. My favorite, by far, was this little memoir called "Summer at Tiffanys".
Oh my gosh!---what a sweet little book! Reminds me so much of the innocent little teen novels I used to devour back in Jr. High and High school. (sadly, not too many books like that around any more) Of course, back then, teen novels revolved around high school, holding hands, class rings, the Homecoming sock hops, corsages, rumpus rooms, bobbie socks and pony tails, and 45 rpm records. Kids today dont have any kind of a world like that....

Anyway, it's just a charming little book set during the war-two Iowa teens travel to NYC and end up working as pages (the first female ones!) at Tiffanys. The book is about their dates, their adventures, their travels, and their jobs. Its a fast easy read and to me is nostalgia at its best.

While immeresed in the story I could almost see the young ladies in their proper hats and gloves, the elegant 1940s department stores, the excitement of V-J Day, their first visit to the Automat and meeting up with Judy Garland. I really hated for the book to end. Its a true story and the author wrote it about 60 years after they lived it!

This is my quick and easy review.

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There is also a link for the book in my sidebar. It will make a great Christmas present, and if you dont buy it, then at least get it at your library!

Todays Photos are from Atalaya, inside Huntington Beach State Park. What a neat place to investigate!

Check out all the neat old iron work--its painted this cool shade of greenish/blueish/mermaid color.

They give tours of the old summerhouse a few times a day I think, for a small fee. There is also a big (pretty much deserted this time of year) beach, as well as hiking and camping.
Nice place! And alot of wildlife.
We like to go watch the gators.


  1. I haven't been there for years. What a cool spot. I need to remember to get back there!

  2. Looks like a great place. Love the color on the ironwork. I prefer a deserted beach anytime! Love the colors of the rockers on your header too.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!