I’d never tasted frozen custard until yesterday. It’s delicious, and I had it here at a little place on the outskirts of Malibu that’s famous for its seafood. After the Lobster roll, I couldn’t resist because both of these are east coast things, I think.
I haven’t been to Neptune’s Net in ages and ages. It was great to just start driving south. The custard was epic in its swirled deliciousness and the sandwich was too.
But? The biggest shocks were on the drive down. To get there the long way, and the pretty way, is the old way down PCH or Pacific Coast Highway. It’s a road that has changed over the course of my life from sort of a country lane that passed Wagon Wheel Junction (which was once one of the only things there) to the sea of development I saw yesterday.
The Junction and the Net are “Old California.”
So is Oxnard — and you drive through that on your way down. I could not believe what the downtown looked like. I couldn’t. The stores were boarded up. It was the strangest thing to see it, after years. Old Town Ventura is different. They need to save Oxnard like that.
Do you know why I support Jerry Brown?
He’s a Californian like myself. One drive down to Neptune’s Net and you can see what has happened to California. The strawberry fields are there and you can see the workers. The shambles of blight are there. The stunning mansions that line PCH? How many of those are up for sale?
Just this one little slice of the California Coast tells the whole story to native Californians.
I have no faith in the current administration in Washington. Period.
I have tons of faith in Jerry Brown to take care of the problems in our state. Tons of faith.
He is probably going to be the last Democrat I ever vote for, because I’m going to change my status to Independent. It’s important to save California. To Californians. All Brown has to do is come down here and take that drive down Highway I to Neptune’s Net. He could have a fantastic lunch and a movie crew could shoot the backdrop so everyone can see.
These cities are landmarks to Southern Californians. These are landmark places I’m talking about.
Watching this admin having ice cream does nothing for me. Nothing at all.
I won’t be voting for them again. But, I am going to vote for Jerry Brown.
I voted for John McCain in the last election, after what happened to Hillary Clinton in 2008.
I’m no longer going to be a Democrat because of what happened to her. I mean that. Jerry Brown is the last Democrat I feel I can support. In California.