|I Miss Sunnymead
||[Feb. 1st, 2012|04:14 pm]
I'm feeling nostalgic today. I grew up in Sunnymead, CA, which no longer exists. It was absorbed by Moreno Valley. Back then we had an old house on 1/4 acre on a long street with only a few homes. Now of course that area is like any other urban sprawl. But back then we had a lovely hill behind our house and we spent many hours hiking up to it, wandering over dirt roads, watching people raise their kids and their horses, and baking in the summer sunshine. I feel most comfortable living in places that are 'not quite city, not quite country'. It's a happy in between zone. I hope I get to live somewhere like that again someday. I'd like to have an acre, a barn, a few goats, a few chickens, and have no neighbors within spitting distance.
It looked like this when I lived there, more or less. http://www.panoramio.com/photo/142683
I believe this is the house next door to where I lived: http://www.southerncaliforniahomes.com/riverside/moreno-valley/home/11647-Ivy-Lane,-Moreno-Valley,-CA-92557/S686651 If so I remember them building it and I was so sad there was no longer a vacant lot next door to me where I could fly kites and play with my dog.
Anyone want to lend me $160,000? Heck, the monthly payments for that house are less than I pay now.