or "Some Places I Need Not Return To"
Topic: List all of the places you've lived.
I spent the first year of my life in Morro Bay. I later went to Morro Bay Elementary School (RIP) from the third thru sixth grade. My parents owned a bike shop here called The Schwinn Shop (RIP). I also went to Morro Bay High School.
photo of Morro Rock by Pedro Dias
I lived in Los Osos from age two thru seventeen. Growing up in Los Osos was BORING! It was only after I grew up that they added a skate park and other stuff for kids to do. If you find yourself in Los Osos and like Thai food, Noi's Little Thai Takeout is a MUST! Otherwise Los Osos is just a perpetually overcast pile of sand with some houses on it. I'd be perfectly fine if I never had to go there again. 😁
Los Osos. Note Morro Rock in the background.
San Luis Obispo
I have lived in San Luis Obispo on and off since I was eighteen. San Luis Obispo is a college town (California Polytechnic State University) so there is more to do than in Los Osos. There are quite a few bars downtown and there are always good shows to go to (if you are 21+, that is). Downtown San Luis is reminiscent of a smaller version of downtown Santa Barbara if that helps.
I lived in Seal Beach from age eighteen to nineteen and have been back there the last year and a half. I love Seal Beach and am going to miss it when I have to move away. There is no way that I will be able to live there after I am done going to school...well, unless I win the lottery. It is insanely expensive to live there. I will enjoy it for the time-being and am grateful I can live there for now. For reference, Long Beach is just to the west and if you go south-east you'll hit Sunset Beach and then Huntington Beach.
Wine Country. It's funny that Paso de Robles is now known for it's vineyards and high-end boutiques downtown because when I was growing up it was known for the summer Mid-State Fair and that is about it. There was never any reason to go to Paso any other time of the year. I lived here for about four years. It is far too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. I don't have much nice to say about Paso. I do however meet up with one of my friends here every year to catch a movie around Christmas time.
The Paso Robles Inn - I've only been here for drinks but the food is supposed to be good.
I am currently much happier living down in Orange County. I've spent a lot of time on California's Central Coast. I don't need to spend more time there. Been there, done that. On the other hand, people I know were born and raised there and have no plans on ever moving. To each their own. 😃
Well, another day and another finished post. I'll be back tomorrow.