Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Mama duck and ducklings

Fountain Valley, California’s motto is “a nice place to live.” That sounds boring and bland… which is just perfect for me. I was born in NY, but I have no desire to live in a city that never sleeps. I like sleep! I don’t want noise and lights and excitement happening all night. I’m old. And grumpy. My neighborhood is quiet and dull, which I love. I get a thrill out of seeing the ducks. The immediate area is surrounded by busy streets, but I can tune them out and focus on the cool breeze, trees, and waterfall in my apartment complex. I’m happy here.

Beach ocean sand

We’re not too far from the beach… 15 minutes, depending on which beach you want to go to. When I walk at Crystal Cove, that drive takes a bit longer. It’s inevitable that there will be occasions of snarled traffic in a coastal area, but I’ve learned to live with that. Even though I live in a place that some might consider resort-like, I still gravitate to the tropical theme when I imagine taking a holiday. I don’t actually go anywhere exotic though. Just Los Angeles to visit one daughter, NorCal to see another, and of course Irvine to work.

Hotel Irvine

Images are mine

8 responses to “Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  1. I like that motto. And your post motivated me to look and see what my city’s motto is. “Remember the past, challenge the future.” I like your city’s better! I’m not looking for a challenge! That sounds like work!

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  2. My city is The Valley Of Opportunity🤷🏼‍♀️
    I like how you worked all the prompts in to a little mini-tour. Pretty cool!😎

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  3. Nice beach Paula. Ours is a five minute walk away, but we are avoiding it as we can’t see the sand for semi naked slabs of sizzling fat. I have never seen so many overweight people in one place, ever!

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  4. The beach?! Love it! Lucky you.

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