I was born in California. Until I was 10 I lived on a big, yellow, converted Navy launch named SNAFU (since this is a family friendly blog we'll just describe that acronym like my parents did: Situation Normal All Fowled Up). Here it is....
...and there's me. It was a unique life: the biggest swimming pool on earth right out our back door, but also very little living space, a sailor's sway that I took with me to class, and quite a bit of isolation. My mom got sick of it
So, then we moved to the mountains (my parents didn't care for big cities)....
Twin Peaks, specifically (yep...same name as that TV show. Different city though)! We loved living up right in the middle of all that beauty.
Then I went to college, met and fell in love, and followed the man who would become my husband to Texas...where there are no mountains (um, at least not the 5,000 ft high mountains like the ones I had lived in) and the oceans were brown (Galvaston) and summers are 110 degrees (at least)! Needless to say, I was homesick! And so, Texifornia.com started...a little site for Californians from Texas, and Texans from California.
This blog started out mostly as a place to post news for Texifornians, and I still do that, but it's become more a place to post photos, share about places I've been, talk about my crazy gardening "techniques", and share about our backyard wildlife.
I've been in Texas over ten years now and have learned to love a lot about it...the wildflowers, the sunsets, the slower pace of living! I still miss California sometimes, but I'd miss Texas too if I left (except for the allergies and that 100 degree heat!).
(UPDATE: In August 2017 I moved back to California and am currently living in San Diego. I DO miss the dear people I got to know in Texas, but not the heat or the allergies!)
Well, wherever you're blogging from, glad you're passing through! And if you happen to be a Texifornian yourself, I'd love to add your blog to my blogroll and maybe interview you on the blog, so please let me know!
(Me at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin...
beautiful place if you ever get a chance to visit!)
May God Bless your Day!
This post was originally written for the The Ultimate Blog Party, a huge blog hop put on by 5 Minutes for Mom.