Sunday, November 09, 2014
Making Lemonade in San Diego
In the last month I have seen way more of the inside of a hospital than I would care to see in a lifetime. In this day and age though, acting as a patient advocate is a necessity if you want to make sure that those you care about are getting the best treatment possible. So what does a person do to make lemonade out of this lemony-situation? Naturally I turn to my camera. Can't complain about the view from the patient's 11th floor room. You can pretty much see all of San Diego.
The early morning drives in the dark (attempting to catch Doctors when they make their initial rounds for the day) caused me to pay attention to signage and other landmarks that I typically don't notice during the day. This neon sign for El Cajon Boulevard is a beauty, and celebrates what was once known as U.S. Route 80, the principal automobile route from San Diego to El Cajon, the Imperial Valley, and points east.
Along the way you can see Rudford's Restaurant (ate here once many moons ago after a night on the town):
The infamous Red Fox Room, which was just about the only place my late Aunt cared to dine:
The Red Fox Room was an old inn in Surrey, England and dates from around 1560.
The room was dismantled in 1926 and shipped to the U.S. for actress, Marion Davies, where it was completely rebuilt as her "Ocean House."
During the 1950's, this property was sold and the Red Fox Room was again dismantled and placed in Storage.
It is from this source that the Red Fox finally found its resting place in the Lafayette Hotel.
It's always good to stop and smell the roses; or in this case, the Fox.
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