"One dark and rainy night at the edge
of a city on the edge of an ocean,
a stray cat came walking down
Across from an old hotel covered
with vines, the cat stopped. As he
looked at that place, he got a
strange warm feeling inside him. I
think, thought the cat, I am tired of
being a stray cat."
from Mister Got To Go
Story by Lois Simmie
Illustrations by Cynthia Nugent
And so finally we will end our, in blog post time, fairly long
visit to the Sylvia Hotel which I want to mention is also the
setting for the two wonderful books pictured above.
So a quick look at some of characters and sights
we encountered on the trip.
"These plants grew abundantly in the wet coastal
weather and drooped out over the fronts
of the houses. If a person liked the fog and rain,
he'd like Seaside. It seemed to Jonathan
to be the sort of place where a chap could
write great poetry while peering down at the
fog-shrouded streets from a fourth-floor attic study."
The Elfin Ship