Last week while watching Larry King Live broadcast from Michael Jackson's Neverland, I reminisced about my trip there -- only to the gates!! -- two years ago. My friend, Jimmy and I were on a get-a-way trip to Solvang and decided to tour the Sideways location shots. As we lunched at one of the sites, The Los Olivos Cafe where Jack [Thomas Hayden Church] asks Miles [Paul Giamatti], "Did you drink and dial?," we decided to be more adventurous and find Neverland. We asked a real estate agent for directions and learned that it was a mere five miles from The Los Olivos Cafe. It was a stunning drive and what a tranquil region. To say that this area of the Santa Ynez mountains is exquisitely beautiful is such an understatement.
We hung out there for a half an hour and just fantasized what it was like inside, and what it would have been like to be a guest there.
Oh, how I wished I could have interviewed Michael at Neverland!