Celia, here. You many not know this (unless you've read my bio) but I "call" Contra dances, professionally. That means I get paid to teach and prompt dancers in New England style folk dancing, kinda like a square dance caller. Last night I got to call a Contra dance in Monterey!
On the way home today, Kent and I stopped in Castroville for lunch. Also known as "the artichoke capital of the world," Castroville suffered a lot of damage in one of our bigger earthquakes some years back. I was pleased to see that this little agricultural town has not lost any of its charm. Let's face it – artichokes rock!