Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Headed to Nipomo

Isn't that a great name for a city? Never heard of it before? It's on the Central Coast, just south of Santa Maria.

Truthfully, I don't know a whole lot about Nipomo except for their library and I have a good writer friend who lives there, Barbara Hodges.

Because of Barbara, for the last two years, I've participated in a sale the library has had. In the front yard crafters and other vendors put up tents and sell their wares. Barbara and I set out tables up with our books on the covered porch. (My husband loves this one because he only has to haul a table and two chairs and help me with selling my books.) Inside, the library sells used books.

This fun event is on Saturday, August 20th. Because we must set up quite early, we'll head over to the coast the day before. We love going to the coast, the weather is great and we know we'll get some great food. We're planning on staying at the historic Santa Maria Inn once again--in the old and possible haunted part.

Years ago, this was a popular hangout for the movie stars of the past. In fact, the rooms have plaques with the names of the actors how stayed inside. If you're young, you might not recognize the names like Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon. The rooms themselves, in the older part of the hotel, are small but comfortable--and the only place to stay if you're hoping for ghosts.

Last time we were there we ate in the elegant dining room. We also had dinner one night with Barbara Hodges and her hubby. We usually only see each other one or two times a year, this year we've already spent some time together at the PSWA conference.

I'm looking forward to the weekend, and hopefully selling some books. If you happen to be in the area, be sure and stop by.

Marilyn

3 comments:

Regge Ridgway said...

That sounds wonderful. We like to stay in Solvang. Love to see you and get some books.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Come on up, we'll be there from 9 to 2, we're always on the porch of the library.

The library's address is 918 W. Tefft, Nipomo.

Shilpa said...

Sounds great Mariyn...hope you have a wonderful time in Nipomo!