|Home of the best coasters in the West - and a very pretty town.|
|Paths are laid to accommodate established trees|
There are miles of hiking/biking trails through and around the town. Public transportation is easy to access and Amtrak has two stations. Good schools, libraries, hospital, community programs - high marks all around.
Our neighborhood is it's most colorful this time of year. In just a few blocks we are greeted with every color on the wheel.
|So much variety.|
Although there were/are real ranches and cowboys here, the area is best known as the backdrop for early Westerns. Museums, city parks, annual events all honor those western roots.
Now every genre of movie, television show, music video, etc., finds the perfect location for filming here. Just "up the hill" from Hollywood, we see film crews here weekly. Vazquez Rocks is one of our most filmed sites.
|1951 film The Flames of Araby|
|1967 Star Trek Episode "Arena"|
|2009 "About a Girl" video by Sugarbabes|
Sherry 's post today reminded me how delightful the familiar can be even when embracing the nomadic life of the new and different.
When our temps hit triple digits, and stay above 90 degrees for weeks at a time, I may be feeling less "local-love". I can look back at this post and remember that summer is not the time of year we will want to come back for a visit!