February 3, 2010

Hollister

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do you shop at HOLLISTER?

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Chloe loves it.


whenever I am in that store I have to smile to myself

there is such a beach vibe. seagull logo. surf boards.
even a wall sized screen broadcasting live beach action
from Huntington Beach, CA.... surf capital, USA.

yes, I can't help but smile . . . because

I'm a California girl

so, I have been to the real Hollister

and I've spent many happy days in the surf at Huntington Beach


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and...while they would have you believe that Hollister looks

like this:



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the truth is,

it looks like this:


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I snapped these photos when we passed through last November

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located in a small agricultural valley

off Highway 152, between low mountains,

it's pastoral and green and lovely........



but one thing is for sure,

it isn't the beach


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8 comments:

Steve said...

Great geography lesson!
Maybe the Ad Men in NYC thought "Huntington, Hollister, what's the difference to a kid in Kansas". Hollister is beautiful farm land. You'll never see someone surfing in Hollister unless they are being pulled by a tractor through a field of artichokes.

The Chrissy Herself said...

Haha... that's awesome. Hollister is actually a big dirt-biking place... they have lots of competitions there. Again, not quite the beach-going type of crowd.

Cheryl Joy said...

Ha, that's silly. :)

Zach O. said...

looks like a nice place. i love farm country. reminds me of childhood summertimes at my grandparents farm.

michele cabiness said...

Funny. I don't shop there, but when one came to Fresno a while back I thought to myself.....Hollister? like the town you drive through to get to the beach?

Marci said...

who knew!

Brittany said...

Gotta love Hollister, the gateway to the central valley. Seeing that picture of me with the oranges reminds me how delicious they were!

Kayley said...

I didn't know that! Why didn't they name the store something else then? Weirdos :) I do like the way it smells in Hollister though.

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