Now, 18 years, later, we moved across the country to the Los Angeles metro or, specifically, Santa Monica. It didn’t take five minutes to get used to this. And after ten days in this community, it took about five seconds to come up with ten things I love about it already.
Air conditioning. Courtesy of Mother Nature and the above-mentioned Ocean. We may never shut our windows again.
Mountains. Just a glance to the right while looking at Ocean (and a peek north through the alley)--with great hiking trails nearby.
Flora. Palm trees, succulents, birds of paradise and bamboo, to name a few.
Walking. Forget LA’s nightmare Freeway stories, in our neighborhood, besides restaurants, shops and movie theaters, there are two grocery stores in walking distance, including Whole Foods.
Bike lanes. Especially nice since Darling Daughter just bought herself a bike. More communities need ‘em.
Dogs. Lots of dogs and dog friendly people. Most of them pick up their dog waste.
Farmer’s Market. Big on Saturdays, even bigger on Wednesdays when celebrity chefs like Wolfgang Puck are rumored to find the freshest of the fresh.
People. Most are friendly, helpful and generally in a pretty good mood. John says it’s because of the sunshine, moderate temperatures and low humidity.
Sunsets. There are no words…