Friday, February 26, 2016

Catalina Island

Guest contributor Tim on Catalina Island
Earlier this week, Tim was asked to help-out with a remote broadcast at another nearby locale that included spending the night in a fabulous hotel. (Remember our tripto the Queen Mary last month?) I had another commitment and so didn’t get to go. But Tim did bring home a camera filled with glorious photos of the island. I’ll let him tell the rest:

Once again traveling to local getaways with “travel detective” Peter Greenberg—this time to Santa Catalina Island, located less than 30 miles from the mainland. Peter was broadcasting from the beautiful Inn on Mt. Ada above the small town of Avalon. The hillside mansion, where I also spent the night, was completed in 1921 and overlooks the town and its harbor. Chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr., who bought Catalina Island in 1919, named the home after his wife, Ada.

I left from Long Beach at 10AM and sailed past
the Queen to open waters

 The Casino from the Catalina Express

View from the patio of the Inn 

 Entrance to the former Wrigley Mansion

 Dining terrace

Main sitting room
Dining room
Broadcast location
The cruise ship Carnival Inspiration
View from the sitting room
Sunrise on the harbor

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