Big exciting news guys! Now that we’ve told a few key people I can finally share on here that we’re… MOVING to Long Beach, CALIFORNIA! Admit it, I had you going there thinking I was going to announce something else. (devious laugh)
We found out on April Fools day, but its no joke. We’ll be PCS-ing (Permanent Change of Station) this summer. We’re still finding out the details, no date yet. I guess now I can do a series of posts about moving cross country and my tips for surviving the adventure. Plus, I imagine we’ll do a few road trip posts as we make our way back to the west coast.
We’ve already started to do research on the surrounding area, plus we have some good family friends already in the area to help with the transition. We know for sure we want season passes to Disneyland, and maybe even the Ducks hockey games.
Not sure exactly where we want to live yet, but thankfully there is Hotpads.com to help with the housing search. We’ve still got some time to find a place, but it’s fun to dream about what we want. For instance, we know we want at least 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, convenient commute to Long Beach, fenced in yard for Gizmo, garage, large-ish kitchen, and laundry. What would be fun to have? An older bungalow, or mission style home, a lemon tree, maybe even a pool.
We’re a tiny bit sad that our time in Hampton Roads has come to an end, we’ve got some friends here that’ll be hard to leave and I’m sad to leave my day job but I have a feeling that California will have many more opportunities for me.
So that’s it, the exciting news. We’re moving to CA this summer. Let the countdown begin. If anyone is familiar with he area, please give us some input! Things to do, places to go, things to see, etc…