Good Morning Gentle Readers,
Whenever TWC makes the trek to Lake Elsinore for business or to check in with an old friend who don't get around that well anymore, he stops by this restored wetlands just in case anything interesting might be happening.
Last time I caught a guy dumping a truck full of junk mattresses and appliances. I was about to confront him when I realized that he was about six three and thirty years younger than moi. Plus I didn't have my umbrella with me. Instead, I dropped a dime. I mean I called 911 and they told me I had the wrong 911. How can you have the wrong 911? Call was transferred and I had to tell my tale all over again. In the meantime, a CHP cruised right by and never even glanced in the general direction of The Guy. Don't know the outcome, but the place was clean when I left for home.
This is a deceptively large expanse of water hyacinth. The snow is pollen wafting from a tree directly behind me.
Aimee's Castle is a Moorish-meets-Art-Deco style mansion built in Lake Elsinore's glory days. With abundant natural hot springs and a beautiful lake, the city was a playground for well-to-do Angelinos long before Dino and Sinatra put Palm Springs on the map.
Built by charismatic evangelist, Aimee Semple Macpherson, the property is currently offered by the church for 1.2 million. The real estate broker created a stunningly gorgeous website to showcase the property. Well worth a moment of your time to click through.
Bonus: discovered a wonderful Italian place downtown.