I live in downtown Oceanside, CA… five minute walk away from OPT. About an hour from Palomar Observatory, two hours from Tierra Del Sol.
I got into amateur astronomy in September 2009, until them I always had a strong interest it in and astrophysics but I never did more than read an occasional book on the subject. Bought myself an 8″ dob at OPT and never looked back.
Aside from astronomy I am into 60′s and 70′s Mercedes cars, punk music, driving wild mountain roads and Linux