Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Clark Ashton Smith Tour!

On Sunday, the third day of our adventure, Scott Connors, Darin, Kyle, and I took off to visit Don and see if he wanted to join us on our tour.  Unfortunately he wasn't feeling too well, so he didn't accompany us.  He gave us a tour around his house though and signed my books.

(This is the Jack Skellington doll I gave to Don.  He has it hung up by his door.)

Scott Connors, unfortunately, had to get home and didn't accompany us on our CAS tour either.  So from Don's house we began our journey.  We first went to the Placerville County Library where we saw the CAS plaque. 

We then ventured to Old Town Auburn and visited the boulder that used to be on his property and where his ashes used to be scattered under.

We then saw a restaurant he used to eat at, now drastically different, and bar he and his friends would drink wine in.

The Post Office was next but unfortunately it was closed, it being Sunday and all, so we couldn't see his mail box.

We then went up a hill to see, the now vacant lot, of a house that inspired a story.  (I forgot which story.)

We visited an inscription on CAS on the sidewalk that portrayed him in a strange light.  I think everyone agrees that its phrasing is weird and possibly inaccurate.

(Kyle is bowing before the Emperor of Dreams.)

Then we tried to visit the house he was born in but it is officially closed off due to it being scheduled to be demolished.

Next stop was Poet Smith Drive!

Our last stop was a spot of vacant lot that was on CAS's property.  It could have been where CAS lived or if not, it's near where he lived.

I took a few rocks home with me along with a rodent skeleton, Kyle found for me.   I have named him Clark Jr.  :)

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