It is so darn lovely here that I’m already finding myself missing (and seeking out) funkier, shabbier, less obvious forms of beauty. Not that Idyllwild is lacking in character. Among the highlights this Memorial Day weekend: The Rotary Club pancake breakfast, the American Legion barbecue, and what is apparently an annual, community-wide, yard-sale extravaganza. Still, it’s good to know the desert is only an hour away. I’ll need to get my decay-and-dilapidation fix somehow and, as anyone who has spent time perusing this blog knows, they have it there in spades!