DOPPIO EXPRESS MOBILE COFFEE TRUCK
A brand new company created by my friend and entrepreneur Tom Blanco!
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My childhood friend Tom, and I, grew up in a little beach 🏖 town in California called Santa Cruz. Situated on the northern edge of Monterey Bay, about 32 mi. south of San Jose and 75 mi. south of San Francisco. As of 2013 the U.S. Census Bureau estimated Santa Cruz’s at 62,864.
With the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk being the town’s￼ main attraction, the old amusement park famous for it’s roller coasters, and bumper cars, made it a local trap–to tens of thousands of tourists–in the summer each year!
Tom’s family, and my family, lived in the same apartment complex. We went to the same junior high school called Mission Hills Matadors. As teenage boys, of course we played sports. Unfortunately, I was too skinny to play football, and not good enough to play basketball. But Tom was. He excelled in football!
It wasn’t until I was a freshmen in high school, that I played football, and established a spot on the team (Santa Cruz Cardinals), as a wide receiver & defensive corner back.
After only two regular season games in, my mother sent me and my older brother to live with my father and his new family in Dallas Texas around 1976. At the age of eighteen, I joined the Albuquerque, New Mexico’s Job Corps in 1980 for 9 months–then I transfer to the San Jose California’s Job Corps.
Once back in California, I did not like the San Jose Corps, and didn’t see myself spending one night there, so I immediately called my mother to come pick me up.
I didn’t hook back up with Tom until 2018 via Facebook. That is how I reconnected with a lot of old school mates, and acquaintances, like most of us. For that reason alone, I thank God!
When I caught up with Tom, we chatted on the phone for a short time. At that time he was well versed in a career as a wine 🍷 connoisseur. He has very beautiful wife Nathalie of years, with two sons Marcello, and Lorenzo, living out of Las Vegas.
Congratulations to my childhood friend Mr. Tom Blanco!
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