Snowbird in Palm Springs, California

Snowbird in Palm Springs, California

When the leaves start to change at home, it’s time to pack up the RV and head south for the winter.  Those of us who snowbird in Palm Springs, California have found (we think) the perfect place to settle in and enjoy the sunshine.   There is so much to do in the...
Retire in Orinda, California

Retire in Orinda, California

We spend a lot of time in the Bay area and would love to retire in Orinda, California.  It is located just east of the mountains from the San Francisco Bay area, so it misses the foggy cold weather, yet is close enough to enjoy all the big city has to offer.   The...
Wine Country California

Wine Country California

Napa and Sonoma Valleys are wine lover’s heaven.   With 100,000 acres of land dedicated to the vine, if you can’t find a bottle you like – you just aren’t looking!   The climate is perfect for grapes – hot summers, a little fog, a little...
Growing up in San Diego

Growing up in San Diego

I have really fond memories of growing up in California.  We moved from Detroit Michigan in 1950 when I was four years old.    My grandparents had already made the move the year before.   It didn’t seem odd at the time that they were living in a home-built...
Retire in San Diego, California

Retire in San Diego, California

Unlike her big sister Los Angeles, just 100 miles to the north, San Diego is relatively free of smog and much more laid back.   Her 1.3 million people live all over the county in vastly different communities.  While only 10.7% are over 65, many retirees have settled...
California Highway 101 in the Winter

California Highway 101 in the Winter

Photo by Cheryl, Editor After driving up and down I-5 between Bellingham Washington and San Diego California dozens of times, after retirement we decided to take the 5th wheel on a ‘snowbird trip’ along the coast route following Hwy 1 or Hwy 101.   I mean, who wants...