Some go to the amusement park, others go to the theater or even to some restaurant for Sunday lunch.
…or how our next door neighbors turned a simple and quiet ”goodbye” dinner into a pretty emotional flow almost all our neighbors showing up at their door with food, drinks and stories (note that we have the names of those who preferred spending the weekend skiing instead of attending)…
To our wonderful community: “Thank you, thank you, thank you…”
It is amazing how when living somewhere, we tend to forget about many great things surrounding us, postponing a visit here or a meal there to “when we’ll have the time”, so busy in our daily routine that we often never make it and realize these things are gone only too late.
I did it in Paris, I did in London, Los Angeles won’t be any exception to the list! So I decided to work on a little bucket list of mine; the top things I absolutely wanted to do before moving out to GA; and once I realized that a bucket list has to contain thing I had never done before, suddenly the list shrunk by a lot!
Still, I hit the road, drove to In-N-Out and ordered the largest possible meal there and made sure I could cross the first item on my list!
I then revisited the list once more and added the things I would really want to do, before we leave, but are mostly re-dos of previous adventures.
Timing will be crucial and we have so many things to do, so many people to see, so many places to be, that the next 2 1/2 weeks are going to be a blur!
Dear California, we have had a great time together. You gave us great friends, a great home, a beautiful daughter, three (yes three) dogs, a drivers license (for me) and a sense that whatever happens, whichever day of the week or month we are, all one needs to wear is a pair of jeans, a shirt, some sunglasses and a pair of flip flops.
But for those who have known us for a while, we seem to be unable to stick somewhere for more than 10 years and the curse seems to be well alive. So, after Paris, London, and Los Angeles, our next stop shall be Atlanta, Georgia!
When is this move going to happen, might you be asking yourselves, as we have almost never mentioned it before? Let’s say that we’ll be there way before Xmas! Yup, in less than three weeks time, my girls will turn into Southern Belles, Sarah will finally experience a winter and our dogs will get on a plane and high for the first time.
So to all of you here in L.A. that I might not have a chance to see before then, thank you, thank you, thank you.
Stay Tuned as we inevitably shall announce one of our famous “Leaving Do” within the next couple of days!
PS: Special thanks to @Cruftbox for having brought us here and given us the life we have had for the last 7 years.
Leaving Huntington Beach, in a urgent need of a coffee, I hit the Main Street, stopped the car, walked to the nearest Starbucks and simply fell in love with the place!
Surfer dudes, kids on their bikes, small town feeling and a Main Street that seems to end in the ocean. What is there not to love there? (Got an answer since: cost of housing!)