Lorna and Dave as Responsible Consumers
(Easy for at least one of us)
To get to the reception area, we have driven past a collection of weathered, almost shanty-looking cabins reminiscent of 1950. The alarm on my face shows, and Dave makes a hasty promise that we won't stay if we don't like it (meaning if I don't like it). The desk person offers us an upgrade even before we see the room in the hotel part of the site, which doesn't help my short breathing in the least. Surprisingly, the room we reserved, while hidden behind shaky-looking paint and walkway on the second floor, is clean, attractive and restores my belief in internet photos.
Lorna and Dave as Nature Lovers
Also easy for at least one of us
As we were promised, we eventually got to Elephant Seal Beach, parked and walked down towards the water, where I was horrified to see a beach covered in large dead animals.
Oh wait, they're not dead, they just look that way to a rank outsider.
And relieved, sated, windblown, righteous for having donated to the Friends of the Elephant Seals, we drive down to stay with our friend Fran in Redondo Beach.
...to be continued