I have some big news for you today….
This summer, Spencer and I will move to Sacramento where he’ll do a one-year fellowship at UC Davis. I’ll continue to freelance from California. We are wildly excited! It’s been a long process getting here; Spencer went through grad school, medical school and then residency in Calgary. For two people who love to travel, we’ve been so, so still for so, so long.
Sacramento is a great place for us. It’s not too small or too big. It has a wonderful old downtown, complete with cobbled streets; there are some great restaurants, a thriving arts scene and beautiful running and cycling paths. We’re extra thrilled about what’s just outside of the city — we’re close to Lake Tahoe (I’m getting new skis, for sure!), Napa, Sonoma and San Francisco.
Admittedly, I’m a bit nervous. There’s a lot to do before we leave Calgary, and so much to figure out. Where will we live? How will we survive so far from our nephews? Eeks.
I’m in Sacramento right now with my Mom on house-hunting, city-scoping mission. Today, I decided that Midtown is my favourite neighbourhood for us to live. (I’m going to have to start spelling “neighbourhood” and “favourite” without the “u” when I move. Americans don’t use it.) We ate at the beautiful Grange for dinner this evening and devoured the best quail either of us has ever had. I’ll be back to the Grange often, no question about it.
Whenever I tell people I’m leaving Calgary, they always ask about the blog. Our blogging game plan is the same as it’s always been: we’ll continue blogging until it doesn’t work. So far, it’s a system that worked.
No matter what happens, I’ll miss Calgary, our friends, our family, our ‘hood, the people who’ve supported us over the years.