Friday, March 8, 2013

California Dreamin'.......

♪♫ All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey ♪♫
I've been for a walk, on a winters day
I'd be safe and warm, if I was in L.A.
♪♫ California dreamin'.....on such a winter's day ♪♫

I was. California dreamin', that is. Been thinking about flying out to the west coast for a long time. My brother, his wife and their his/her kids live out there, in the Los Angeles area. I love visiting with them. And it's been way too long since I have found the time (and funds) to make the trek out west.

Hubby knew how much I longed to see my west coast family. And how much I needed to take a break from my discouraging job search. So a few weeks ago he proposed that we should grab this opportunity to go. Thanks to unemployment, we have the time. We have points built up from lots of traveling, enough to cover the cost of 2 airline tickets. I, of course, agreed that he had come up with a great plan!! (Ain't he the best?!)

Flash forward:  We're here!! Cal-i-for-ni-A !!

We left New England right before a massive icy cold snow storm. (How convenient, eh? Ha!) Buh bye, old man winter....helllloooo sunshine! and warmth!

Gosh, we needed this. Time away from the daily fruitless job search drudgery. I'm really hoping the change of scenery will give us (at least me, anyway; hubby is a lot more upbeat and optimistic than I) a better frame of mind. Who knows? Maybe I'll find something here. I've wanted to live near my brother. There's just something about this part of the country that has always called to me. this an opportunity...or is it fate?

We're having a great time. Consignment shops. Girl talk with my awesome sis-in-law. Hubby played fireman with my super-hero brother. Dined at the local cowgirl cafe. Enjoyed great company. Introduced ourselves to the local wildlife. And taken lots of pictures of the beautiful scenery. Today we have plans for more shopping, movies and family time. And we're gearing up for even more fun activities over the next few days....I'm loving it!

Stay tuned for more updates..............


  1. Have fun Steve and Kate! Relax and enjoy the weather and especially family time!!!!!

    1. we will definitely try our hardest, cindy! thanks!

  2. Glad you guys are having a good time! You deserve it!!

  3. This is what opportunity looks like. You and your husband are facing this low point with optimism and faith and that never goes to waste. I'm betting you'll be looking back on this in very different shoes this time next year. I admire your spirit and hope you wring every moment of joy possible out of this trip.

    1. Thank you for the positivity. I'm sure hoping that things will be much better next year. We have definitely been doing our best to enjoy this trip as much as we can.

  4. Enjoy! Sounds like you are having a great time!



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