Lucky me, I've finally landed in Paradise, AKA Encinitas, a small beach town in San Diego county about 30 miles from the Mexican border.
I wanted a three bedroom house with a view of the ocean, and a walled yard with lemon and orange trees. It's nice to want things. Gives you focus.
What I got was a one bedroom apartment on the third floor with a small patio overlooking jacaranda trees and scarlet bougainvillea.
I can't exactly see the ocean from my patio but I can easily walk down to it, and I do. I love it.
Now all I need is more furniture and less boxes cluttering up my living room. It's nice to have a goal.
The picture above is the road in front of my place, leading down to the ocean. It constantly temps me from my computer.
Further adventures to follow. Oh, forgot to mention my new book, under the pen name Jess Allison, SHAPESHIFTER PROPHECY due out soon.
Alison Blake is both a novelist and a playwright. At the moment she is in a traveling mode and will be blogging from various stops on her journey.