Our sweet spot.
Tranquila will be permanently, more or less, anchored on the Central Coast. Known for its long stretches of beaches, sleepy beach communities, and emerald green hillsides (when there is no drought), the Central Coast is pretty sweet for camping too. Darrell was living in this hippie hamlet of Cayucos when I met him 21 years ago. I had lived in San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay since 1975. Wanting to start our life together in neutral territory, we left the area for jobs at Stanford. The BUZZ of Silicon Valley was an electric change, but after 14 years our need for a slower pace caught up with us. We retired from the rat race and sailed around Mexico for 4 extraordinary years. Then Jack was born, and our priorities shifted. So, here we are again, full-circle, back to what many refer to as the Middle Kingdom, or the happiest spot in the USA. What makes it most special to us, is this is where our 2-year-old grandson Jack lives.
Our spot is close to town, close to the beach, and close to Jack.
A dramatic Christmas Eve Sunset.
The BEST part was sharing Jack's Christmas Joy.
Pure happiness after opening way too many presents.