The painting found a home in New Zealand!
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One of my duties as a minimum-wage laborer in the maintenance department at the Highlands Inn in Carmel, California in 1969 was to each week drive a battered 1953 Chevrolet dump truck full of garbage--a good portion of which I had a hand in loading-- to the landfill in Marina, and then drive to the Betty Green Stables at Asilomar for a truckload of manure, 100% of which I loaded by hand with a scoop. The owner of the Inn, Mr. Ramsey, was a Scotsman who couldn't pass up a truckload of free fertilizer each week, and Betty was happy to be rid of the mess effortlessly.
I remember noisily crawling up Carmel Hill from the south in compound low with a load of trash and rotting garbage from the kitchen, only to return hours later with a hot load of fresh manure. What a job! I was a kid earning a living driving a '53 Chevy dump truck around the Monterey Peninsula!
The kitchen would give me a box lunch, and after dumping my load of trash/garbage in the Marina landfill, I'd drive through Monterey, then take the PG (Pacific Grove) cutoff to Asilomar. There was a roadside pullover that had a great view, and that's where I'd eat my lunch. The approach was a little dicey to say the least, as it was a blind curve. Once, I damn near caused a head on collision because of my youthful stupidity, and the next week, a 'NO LEFT TURN' sign was posted. I take full credit, or blame.
Google Streetview screenshots. It looks today just as it did then.
Here are a couple of Google Earth screenshots of the pullout and the view I had while eating my box lunch.
The Del Monte Forest