Red arrived via helicopter because “We think Red may become a national treasure and as such, he has been given V.I.P. status to travel as all dignitaries should,” says Kathleen Gosselin, innkeeper at The Avalon Hotel. The wooden chair has been journeying across the country since it left Cape Cod in 2012. The Chair has visited the home of Mark Twain, ridden the subway in New York City, been to a drive-in theater, and appeared on the news in Lubbock, Texas. “Red decided that since he has spent so much time living near the Atlantic Ocean, that he needed some time visiting the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean,” says Gosselin. The Chair will now spend a few days on Catalina Island with its hosts taking photographs along the way. The Chair has already been spotted riding on a golf cart and residents and visitors to the Island should watch for it in new locations each day.
The Avalon Hotel www.theavalonhotel.com is a premier inn offering ocean and harbor views, a garden patio with a fire pit, luxurious private bathrooms, and a delectable continental breakfast.
Read about previous and future stops of the Red Chair on www.redchairtravels.com.