The ex-pat population in San Clemente consists of people from the United States, Canada, and from several European countries and one from Australia. We are a mixed group! Included in that mix are people who live here year-round, others who come for three to six months a year, and others who have property they have purchased as investment property who come here perhaps for one or two weeks a year.
A little over a year and a half ago Mary and I were walking on the beach and saw some new, “gringos” walking toward us. The fact that they were gringos was apparent in the blinding white legs and arms (and the fact that they were speaking English.) We learned that Todd Nelson and his family lived in Minnesota and had purchased a condominium at Vistazul which they intended to rent as income property. Todd and his wife have one teenage daughter named Hayley.