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First Person Finding a 97-year-old lantzman in paradise

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Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:00 am

Pacific Grove, California, has been dubbed “Butterfly Town, USA,” “America’s Last Hometown” and more since it was founded in 1875. But to me, Pacific Grove is “Paradise at the Tip of the Monterey Peninsula.” Although this is my fifth summer on the peninsula (located 118 miles south of San Francisco), I continue to be mesmerized by the ocean (that can change from dishwater gray to sapphire blue, depending on whims of the sun) and the flowers: roses, bougainvillea and many more glorious flowers everywhere.

But the crown jewel is the weather. How PG (as the locals call it) maintains lows in the 50s and highs in the low to mid 60s practically all summer is a mystery to me. All I know is that the crisp sweater weather brings this wilted desert-dweller back to life.

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