DD, Hannah and BB, her beau Blake
At Del Mar for his birthday and their 4th Anniversary.
Two of my three favorite people.
Now that Dearest Son and Darling Daughter
live five minutes apart,
they see each other often.
They like each other as friends,
as well as love each other as siblings.
Mama could not be happier.
They are even going on vacation
together this year.
The three kids are campaigning to
get me to LA permanently and I have spent hours
researching any possibilities,
but location and financials are mind boggling.
Houses are unaffordable since I refuse to
take on a mortgage, after not having one
for over a decade, and condos come
with large HOA fees.
Both come with triple the property taxes
I pay here.
The worst though is where?
What small town within 60 minutes
of Culver City would suit me?
Definitely not more than 90 minutes away.
My eyes cross after hours on Zillow
Any CA girls out there I'll GLADLY take any advice,
area recommendations, realtor names etc.
I'm just thrilled that they want me near.
Till then the 4 hour drive seems to
be getting easier for all of us.
We're averaging about every other month.
and if they ever would build the super train...
of course in 80 years they will live much closer as the
rising ocean will have pushed em back 1 hour my way...
BUT I'm sure I will be long gone by then.
I told them last week maybe they should hold
onto this property as it is in the very south of town and
will be beach front real estate some day in their retirement!
forever stuck in lala
And yes Amy, since you asked, I would love to have
folks travel in for a Gathering class.
3 blocks away is a lovely large casino hotel
with spa, movie theaters,
and adjacent a wonderful mall called the District.
Mall has Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma,
Anthropologie, West Elm, great dining and more.
I am 2 hours from St George and
4 hours to Culver City in LA.
if that helps...
There are still a few spots in Sept class,
and it will be cooler then.
Bring your hubby, leave him at the casino
and come play with some great gals for the day.