I don’t want to make this article about insurance issues in our country, but rather how a community has come together in less than five days to donate a serious “chunk of change” to get Ms. Monica Wood back on her feet again. They have given her not only financial help but the gift of their love and community spirit.
Two years ago my hubby was offered an opportunity to move to California. He asked me if I was ready to make the leap from being an East (Right) Coaster to a Left Coaster – I didn’t hesitate long enough to even blink and before I knew it we were sorting and packing 17 years worth of “stuff” (most of it useless, I must add). That was nearly two years ago and we haven’t looked back.
When I landed at Los Angeles airport (LAX) hubby greeted me and said words that to this day make me smile – “Welcome home”. Now before you think this is a naive love-fest for California, note we had longed to be residents of California for quite some time. Many family vacations were spent in some of our favorite places such as Laguna, Coronado and San Juan Capistrano. So, when opportunity knocked I bought another bathing suit, checked out places to move that would have walkability, safe neighborhoods with a view and started to pack! (The makers of Rubbermaid pack and stack tubs thank me to this day!)
Today I spent a glorious morning with a friend at the Mission of San Juan Capistrano. Located in Orange County, minutes from I-5 and the beaches, this is a little slice of heaven. San Juan Capistrano is known for the annual flight of the swallows, but also for this distinguished mission which dates back to…
New resident to San Pedro, CA has discovered peacocks (among other wildlife) at her new home!