Monday, February 1, 2010
The Girl At The Madonna Inn
When I was a child, my mother spoke of the Madonna Inn in the same hushed and reverent tones one usually associates with the Louvre or the Taj Mahal. Each room, she assured us, had a "theme" and they were all beautiful beyond measure. I grew up believing that this iconic place in San Luis Obispo, California, was the ultimate destination for an amazing stay.
Years passed and I was in my 30's by the time a boyfriend agreed that we would spend one night at this Madonna Inn on a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Imagine if you will, a poor man's Hearst Castle mixed with the worst of Disney. Voila! There is the Madonna Inn! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I was enthralled, although I have to say I've never seen so many turrets on anything in my life.
My lover and I got the "Anniversary Room" and when we opened the door, we were somewhat startled to see that everything in the room was pink. Not a pale shade, but the kind of pink that says "Put on your sunglasses before proceeding" pink.
We were horrified and delighted in equal measures. To say this was a sensory overload would be a gross understatement. The bed was heart shaped and pink. The bathroom had a hot pink heart shaped sink (and strangely, a cave like shower made of huge rocks and boulders). The Inn boasted a "Cave Man Room" along with every other theme that could be imagined. It was funny and sweet; it was garish and horrid all at the same time.
We went to the restaurant for dinner and the food was amazingly good. There was a couple at a table across from us who fascinated us both. The girl (young woman) was extremely pretty and very buxom. In fact, she was what most people would call "fat". Her man was also young and very slender. We watched them off and on during dinner.
The girl seemed to swoon over every bite of her food. Her boyfriend almost swooned watching her enjoyment. They were adorable! They held hands and giggled, and took tastes from each other's plates. When dessert came, my boyfriend and I were almost afraid to look! The gorgeous girl's sensual enjoyment was almost too much to take in. It was the sexiest dinner I had ever observed. The young man was enthralled with his lady's lusty enjoyment!
Skinny girls could learn something from this woman!