Monday, July 06, 2009


Today, I'm off to Grover Beach, San Luis Obispo County, California. Should nothing change for the drastic (no bets...), I'll be spending the next three months in an apartment above a real estate agency and across from a Thai restaurant.

It's a three-bedroom, full-floor abode (second floor), as seen in the following image:

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The address is 502/E W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach, CA. The entrance is the last door on the right in the above picture.

I visited the place already; the weather is nice, a ten-minute walk to the ocean. It is said to be a retirement town, relying on tourism to fuel its economy. There are no monks living in the area, and only one Buddhist church, from the Japanese Pure Land school. I went to visit and had a nice talk with the sensei there. He said that there are many meditation groups in the area.

Anyway, it's a place to stay, and it may very well turn out to be a place to live.