Letters to the Editor

Central Coast — and its natural beauty — will be missed

After five years in San Luis Obispo County, Karen Johnson and her husband are moving back to Colorado, but not because they didn’t enjoy the Central Coast’s beauty. A golden view of Montaña de Oro.
After five years in San Luis Obispo County, Karen Johnson and her husband are moving back to Colorado, but not because they didn’t enjoy the Central Coast’s beauty. A golden view of Montaña de Oro.

We’re moving back to Colorado. My husband was born in California, and after a long academic career in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Colorado, it was always his dream to retire back to California. And so, five years ago, we did. But, after being here for five years, we are understanding just how much we are missing our friends and family back in Colorado — and so, we’re going home.

I’ll miss our 18 acres — the hawk, the buzzards, the owl, the fox, the coyote, the snakes, the wildflowers — and even, in a weird way, the gophers and the ground squirrels.

And I’ll miss the Central Coast Woodworkers Association. I joined this group a year and a half ago, and what a pleasure it has been getting to know, and learn from, this group of very fine and knowledgeable woodworkers. Besides the monthly meetings that are devoted to interesting show-and-tell time and diverse outside presentations and the many Paso-related volunteer projects, individual members have always been generous with their time answering my many questions and showing me ways to improve my woodworking skills. Thank you, CCWA. I’ll miss you.

Karen Johnson, Paso Robles

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