Raymond and Emily Hoche-Mong are the creators of the Goose & Turrets Bed & Breakfast located near San Mateo, CA. They spent the summer of 2011 in a country cottage in France and have incorporated some new menus and customs into the Goose & Turrets’ routine.
Both are active pilots, conservationists, and community workers. They have traveled widely and, between them, have visited all six continents, especially the world’s city-states. Goose & Turrets They have examined the art of early man in France and Saudi Arabia; studied creativity at King’s College, Cambridge; published a literary journal; and supported artists. The art collection at the Goose & Turrets reflects their wide ranging interests and friendships.
Raymond has finally retired (he says!) after developing economic plans for the Kerch region of Crimea, Ukraine; for Bari, Italy, and for Clovis, CA. His many years of aviation experience helped to get three major international airports certified in Saudi Arabia. He is currently writing his memoirs of his many and varied adventures.
Emily currently volunteers as a docent naturalist a unique California park: Año Nuevo State Reserve, one of the few mainland beaches where elephant seals haul out to pup and mate. She also joins the “dirty knees brigade” at Palo Alto’s Gamble Garden once a week to help tend that historic estate.
Raymond and Emily both hail from locales rich in the tradition of boundless hospitality and tantalizing cuisines. Raymond is French and has lived in Egypt and rural England; Emily is from Tennessee via Key West and Beirut.