As our decorations maven Bowen Lee put it: everyone always wants to know about Steinbeck Country. What is it, and where? Well, it's right where we love to dance!
Which is your favorite Steinbeck novel? The lush settings of his novels surround us here in Monterey County, from the Gavilan Mountains of The Red Pony and the Santa Lucias of The Pastures of Heaven to East of Eden in the Salinas Valley, to Cannery Row itself, the continued existence of which is due to that novel's success.
Who is your favorite Steinbeck character? From The Red Pony and The Pearl, to East of Eden, Cannery Row, and of course The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck captured recognizably human characters and filled with longings and sorrows, virtues and shortcomings. Is it Tom Joad, Doc Ricketts, or Dora? Perhaps young Jody with his pony? Or could it be George from Of Mice and Men, or Kino in The Pearl?
On Saturday night, let your inner character out on the dance floor, as Bowen's hand-painted Steinbeck Country murals whirl as we swing!