End of the hot tub era . . .

Anyone who remembers the heyday of California's hot tub era will need no reminders about the types of activities which used to transpire in them.

The deck to my house had a hot tub which went in sometime in the 60s or 70s (no one knows when), and this house was known for some wild parties during that period. Various guests over the years included Dr. Timothy Leary (famed LSD guru) and Edith Massey (best known as John Waters' "Egg Lady"). If called as a witness, I could personally testify about some of the things that went on, but I refuse to do so on various grounds.

Anyway, the hot tub had not been used since the mid-90s, and today I decided that it had to go. I figured, why not treat my readers to a last, fleeting, glimpse.

Here it is lying on the ground:


And here's a view from inside the house:


A tub this big, of course, cannot be carried uphill, so the tub met its doom at the hands of the saw!

The cutting begins:


Finally, the tub is in two pieces:


And then it was off to the dump!


(An inglorious end, I'm afraid..... considering that Tim Leary soaked here!)

posted by Eric on 02.02.05 at 07:17 PM


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I could only think one thing in that whole series of photos: niiiice window.

Phelps   ·  February 3, 2005 12:59 PM

I've got to know. In the second picture, what is that thing on the table? It it some kind of huge spider, art, or??

Ed   ·  February 12, 2005 4:14 PM

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