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Life on California's beautiful Central Coast

Downtown Durango

Cool city. Probably the best downtown we’ve been to so far, in terms of not being ruined by rampant chain commercialism. Still lots of locally owned shops, many serving residents, not tourists, and restaurants.

The outskirts of town are sprawling, big time. The Colorado suburb effect, I guess. This has been a popular spot for ex-Californians to escape to for some time.

Lots of construction, downtown and coming in.

Becoming a rarity.

Becoming a rarity.

The locally owned music store, a dinosaur in some places, still survives here.



The red brick downtown buildings are very cool.



Not sure you’d  be able to get away with this parking lot sign featuring a cartoonish rendition of a Native American in California.

Right now we’re sitting in a local coffeehouse, using the Internet, and overhearing a really bizarre conversation between two sites of a property transaction that involves the live weapons stored on the property, environmental impacts, and how those might collide during future land use. Yikes!


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