Big News: We have moved from Irvine, in the OC, to Redlands, in the IE!
Yes, we traded the (semi) modern condo for a 1905 Victorian. It has the best front porch in the neighborhood, and we are enjoying it immensely!
We love the small town feel, the historic neighborhoods, and the bustling downtown that is Redlands. Days are warm (95 degrees is not uncommon – wait until summer!) but it cools off into the high 50s/low 60s by morning. We walk to restaurants, grocery stores, church, and just about every other errand possible. Thursday evenings the whole town gathers on State Street downtown for “Market Night”, where there is a Farmers Market, and many stalls hawking tchotskies, clothes, food (tamales!), Jesus, all forms of politics, and many other things. And when it’s over, we have a quiet stroll home…
We’re spending a lot of time on the front porch, enjoying happy hours, waving to the neighbors, and just relaxing. On June 22, continuing every Tuesday and Friday night through the summer, The Redlands Bowl, a 4,000 seat outdoor amphitheater, holds concerts and other entertainment.
The Bowl is about a 3 minute walk from the house. We look forward to the start of the season.
So we are getting settled in. We had “minor” remodeling to do, which is coming along slowly. Maybe some day we can enjoy the house and yard to its fullest…
And then an enjoyable time will be had by all…!