Trouble in Paradise Part 4

San Clemente 1.17.2013 009

This mural reads SAVE THE BEACH. What were those lyrics – paved paradise and put up a parking lot.

6 thoughts on “Trouble in Paradise Part 4

  1. that mural is a great work of editorial art!

    “Big Yellow Taxi” – the counting crows and vanessa carlton brought that song back in vogue, but joni mitchell singing the song that she wrote in 1970 – without the bells and whistles – seems more appropriate for san clemente.

    This is a quote from Wilkipedia: “I wrote ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ on my first trip to Hawaii. I took a taxi to the hotel and when I woke up the next morning, I threw back the curtains and saw these beautiful green mountains in the distance. Then, I looked down and there was a parking lot as far as the eye could see, and it broke my heart… this blight on paradise. That’s when I sat down and wrote the song.[1]”

    and the credits for the above quote: 1: ^ Hilburn, Robert (December 8, 1996). “Both Sides, Later”. Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA: Tribune Company). ISSN 0458-3035. OCLC 3638237. Retrieved May 19, 2012. “With the release of two ‘best of’ albums, Joni Mitchell looks back at her hits–and misses–and the artistry that’s earning renewed recognition.”

    Thanks, Nancy, for keeping us informed. Any news on what’s happening – or not happening with the proposed road?

    It appears there’s something similar happening at El Matal, and I am baffled why such a big road might be about to dead end or go through/behind Coco Beach Village… I suspect it’s for a reason similar to the one in your backyard/front yard.

    As you’ve stated, follow the money trail. We need the do-right police to start tracking! z

    • Thanks Z, There was an article in the EL COMERCIO 23-01-2013, I am going to try to attach it to a post today. Thanks for your comments, be well, Nancy

  2. Hi, My wife, Geni and I have been touring Ecuador for two months and we are now in Bahia. I have been following your blog for a long while, and you have made San Clemente seem very attractive. We have checked out Bahia, Canoa and Crucita, and stopped briefly in San Vicente for lunch.

    Those towns seemed were peaceful and laid back, and we are planning to spend some time there. If you are available to meet for a cerveza, we would enjoy talking with you.

    Thanks, Larry

    • Hi Larry and Geni, thanks for your comments. When you are coming to San Clemente just let us know. We are retired so leaving whatever we are doing and having a cerveza is always welcome. You can email me at hammock11@hotmail.com. Nancy

  3. Somehow I did something to my email where every time you post I get a notice. Don’t know what I did but I love it. Love reading about you guys.

    • Hi Janet, welcome to our itty bitty lives! I am not sure what you did to get an email either but I am happy that you can see what is happening with us. Hope all is well with you, Nancy & Joe

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