Saturday, August 8, 2009
Last day of July (31, Friday)
Did a nice walk this morning out to the rock to keep from getting stiff...then Peter and I explored the town. We'd already decided to stay another nite since we liked it here so much. Ended up having a GREAT day that just kind of opened up for us - started by looking for the local brewery that was supposed to be there a block from our inn but was closed. So we literally stumbled into the local bar from the 1930s that had just opened for the day....the guy that owns it RAD, letting us try a bunch of the beers he had on tap and talking to us about the town, its history, and the controversies surrounding the power plant there (it's just like the one we have in Carlsbad) but big and ugly and imposing right in the middle of this cute town. We were there for quite a while, and luckily there was this little window by the bar that connected to the pizza place next door - perfect!
Then we went to see the movie "Up" which was the only thing playing in town (which is an EXCELLENT movie, even if you don't like animated features). Back to the bar for a nitecap and then some more pizza in the room for din. It was a GREAT day - we just kind of indulged our whims and whatever we wanted to do at the moment, and it turned out great!
Got some ideas for pottery/ceramic shapes while walking around today...