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Our First House Sit in Shangri-La

Ojai, California –  “Nestled in a valley at the foot of the TopaTopa Mountains, some 80 miles north of Los Angeles, the sleepy town of Ojai has a well-deserved reputation as California’s very own Shangri-La… with its fabled electromagnetic forces, hidden hot springs, and jaw-dropping sunsets (known locally as “pink moments”). Vogue, Oct 19, 2015.

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30 Days in the California Desert

Palm Desert That is! House sits are usually planned around firm dates; this one was scheduled to accommodate the due dates of two expected grandchildren. That meant the dates were open, and we agreed to be on call.

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Roaming the Desert Looking for an RV

We Found One, Well, Most of One! We were still actively looking for a motor home, and I kept an eye on various websites hoping we would find that perfect vehicle. I saw an ad for a cheap one located out in the desert. Since we had an interview with a homeowner out that way, we decided to …

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Our First House Sit – Goleta, CA

How Exciting! We responded to a posting on one of the house sitting websites; spoke to the family by phone, and just like that we had our first house sit. We would be spending a week on the coast north of Los Angeles just passed Santa Barbara in Goleta.  We did not meet the homeowners, or …

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