Oct 1st, 2021 | Tom Talks

TOM'S LOVE LETTER TO CALIFORNIA October 5, 2021 marks Tom's 40th anniversary since leaving New York City to find the love of his life.

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Submitted by UncleKenta on

One of my favorites in AZ. haha And Arizona didn't always suck either. I got out in 2010. Never going back. How's that Lake Mead water level doin? haha. And a tribute to my New York friends when they would visit AZ, and I quote: "Oh my gawd it's so hot out hee-yah, everything is on fi-yah." (the words here and fire are two syllables to NY'kers) "There's no good food out heeyah." lol I love my NY friends. Still keep in touch every long while. NY'kers are a very unique species.

Submitted by Hubcap on

I passed my 40th anniversary as a Californian June of last year. That "this is home" feeling hit me when I got off a flight--courtesy of the US Navy--in San Diego sometime in 1973. Made the permanent move from Denver to San Diego June of 1980, and never looked back. I go back to Denver now, and yeah it's cool to cruise the old neighborhood and shit, but mostly I think, leaving this place was a good decision.
In 40 years, I've never bought a heavy coat, had my car "winterized", or given a second though to frozen pipes.

More recently I had that experience in Zihuatanejo, Mexico and I've decided to retire here. In no way because I don't still love San Diego, but for $260k I have a house on a nearly private beach.