California Category

East of eatin’

Summer is finally upon us and it roared into Santa Clarita with a vengeance. It has been hovering around 100F for over a week. This is the time I begin dreaming of snow and even the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas in July seems like a high point, LOL! We’ve been back and forth to San Diego. […]

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Sandy ego

I’m back! My only excuse is I have been busy (like all of you!). Down to San Diego, up to Valencia and all the chores involved with both houses, as well as the new car, is stretching every minute four or five times. But here I am with the latest updates.  I have to admit the craziness […]

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Calaughornia

When I first visited out here back in the 1980s, I was immediately struck by how cheerful everyone was. It didn’t seem forced or phony. People were literally happy. I cannot explain it. Golden state atmosphere, perhaps? Everything turns to gold. Or could it be that unhappy people just leave. Unhappy like — forgive me […]

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Up-stares Down-stares

OK, everyone, I feel badly. It has been how many weeks since I last posted? I admit it. My schedule has been overwhelmed and I don’t know with what really, as things have been somewhat unremarkable but jam-packed. I am back up at our main place in Valencia and have had a chance to recover […]

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Lake effects, no?

First off, Happy 2017! This may be a completely disjointed post. Hopefully short on verbiage and long on photos. We had a whirlwind Christmas with visitors and trips to the mountains, dinners out, and crazy weather. Seriously, we are having lots of precip, which for us is a miracle. Cold enough to drape everything around us […]

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