Capitola


Shadowbrook Book

Posted on June 14, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM5 Comments Shadowbrook Cable Car Shadowbrook Book. Say it three times fast and you get “ShadowBook.” That’s what I’m doing – resurrecting the book on my favorite restaurant. It came to me on a Friday afternoon at Happy Hour. As I sat at the […]


Fun with Frank

Posted on June 1, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments Frank and Carole Jean     Frank had a stellar career as movie star, modeled as the Marlboro Man, and directed a passel of plays back in the day. He lived in New York, and Los Angeles, and hobnobbed with friends and […]


Mel, World’s Best Bartender!

Posted on May 2, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments Mel, World’s Best Bartender My neighbor in Capitola, Antonio, is an antiques expert. He knows about furniture, vintage crystal, and collectibles. Me? Not so much. I hear the name Waterford and I think I have valuable crystal. In fact, I used to make […]


Back in the Shire

Posted on April 25, 2016 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM10 Comments “The Shire” – Capitola, California       Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit extraordinaire, titled his memoir, “There and Back Again,” to which I can relate as here I am back in Capitola, California  dubbed Camelot by some and The Village by others. I […]


How to Go From Sad to Glad

Posted on December 13, 2015 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM12 Comments It’s the holidays – a time of joy for some, a time of loneliness and longing for others. While some people are caught up in the whirlwind of buying, buying, buying others are wracking their brains to come up with someone to buy […]


On the Verge of Homeless – Part 3

Posted on October 30, 2015 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM7 Comments It was interview day! Having spent almost three decades as a real estate agent, I knew about paperwork. When I started as an agent in 1984, the purchase contract was a mere two pages. By the time I did my last transaction, the […]


On the Verge of Homeless – Part 2

Posted on October 29, 2015 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COM14 Comments When Linda assured me that not only was I welcome in her guest house, I was a much needed cheerful presence as she has suffered the loss of too many close friends in the last year or so. We are at that […]


I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead in It!

  This phrase struck a chord when my friend, and previous office-mate at Monterey Bay Properties, Barbara, said it at a girls’ luncheon; a mini going away party held at Café Cruz in Capitola, just before my final trip of the move to Costa Rica. Mind you, when I say “girls”, it […]