Chapter Two

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The Hollyhocks were in full bloom.

A short distance on to the coast and north is a small community known as Cambria.  It is well known in these parts as an artist’s town.  There are galleries and shops along the main street of town as well as lots of restaurants.  The temperature here today may reach 70.  We are thrilled!  We strolled the southern section of town and had lunch at a nice small place called the Cambria Café, how unique of them to think of such a name.

 

Throughout the town there are beautiful Hollyhocks in bloom so we took a few pictures of them.

 

Then it was off to visit a famous local home.  The Nitt Witt Ridge Home was built in 1928 by Art Beal, also known as Captain Nit Wit.

Some extremely tall.
  This eccentric artist used everything he could lay his hands on to help construct his home.  It has been featured in many national publications and on television.  The present owner has a tour through the place every few hours when he is in town or feels like it.  It used to be by itself on the ridge, but several other very nice homes now dot the area.

 

On down the hill and over another small knoll towards the ocean we discover what we first thought was a deer sculpture.  Turns out it was just a young buck grazing on the front yard of a home.  Moments later we ran across another sculpture in a front yard, but this time it really was just a statue.   One home even featured an outdoor railroad.  Even his mailbox was pretty special.

 

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The Hollyhocks were in full bloom.
The Hollyhocks were in full bloom.
Some extremely tall.
Some extremely tall.
All were beautiful.
All were beautiful.
Some very light colored.
Some very light colored.
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
The Nitt Witt House
At first we thought this was a scu…
At first we thought this was a sc…
But then he moved.
But then he moved.
Maybe he is the local lawn service.
Maybe he is the local lawn service.
This really was a statue.
This really was a statue.
This mailbox and all of the miniat…
This mailbox and all of the minia…
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Good Lord, I don't know - - A strangely artistic home :D
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