Thursday, February 25, 2016

Remembering the move

Ten years ago this weekend, we packed up the family and two cats for a cross-country move from Northern Virginia to sunny Los Angeles, California. It seems hard to believe it has been that long ago. I instantly felt at home. Perhaps that is because I was not the first of the family make the journey west to California.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Downtown LA from Runyon Canyon. 17 Apr 2009.
Photo by Patrick Jones. Santa Monica Pier & beach, 2 Sept 2008.
Our daughter was just four months old when we made the move. We later added our little guy to the family while in LA in 2009. I have fond memories to taking them down to Santa Monica beach, or Malibu and Paradise Cove. We also made frequent visits to the Getty Museum and Villa, the LA Zoo, UCLA and points in between.

In any case, we had four great years there before returning across the country to Northern Virginia. I regularly go back for meetings at the hub office, and LA remains one of my favorite places in the world. With this post I wanted remember those days in LA, and I look forward to my next visit to my West Coast home.
Photo by Patrick Jones. The view from our condo. May 2009.

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