Turning the page on the Bakersfield chapter

This is my last post from Shattuck Avenue, and possibly my last post from Bakersfield (the land of a million white pick up trucks and endless oil derricks).

Over the past two months, I’ve been often cagey about my exact location. It just felt a little uncomfortable revealing that information when Billie was home alone in Bakersfield. Because of that, I wasn’t posting pictures of my travels on Buzznet. Last night, I made amends. There’s lots of pictures now.

Some 60 of the pictures are from the cross country drive Billie and I took in January. Here we are at the Grand Canyon. Here we are standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona. From new Winslow, where the meteorite fell several centuries ago, is a picture old newshounds should love. We also stopped in Clovis, New Mexico and I took a picture of Norman Petty’s studio, where Buddy Holly recorded his biggest hits.

During the two months, I also took a few weather-related pictures in and around Canandaigua, New York, so as this ice fisherman outside my apartment. Then there is my car covered in ice and snow.

I think I’ll like New York. My first winter there wasn’t bad. I actually enjoyed it (but ask me how I feel about it in four or five years). Canandaigua certainly is a lot prettier than Bakersfield.

Bakersfield was a nice little transition to a new job and a new adventure. I think I leave behind some things better than I found them. I like where I’m going both personally and professionally. Thank you to all my friends who have been supportive and helpful over the past year or so.

To my Bakersfield buddies — if we didn’t get a chance to say goodbye, I’m sure I’ll be back. I still have family here.

3 thoughts on “Turning the page on the Bakersfield chapter

  1. Hey Howard!

    Good luck to you and Billie on the move! I’ll be interested in seeing your accounts of West Coast/East Coast differences. I don’t have your email address; you can reach me at bradley (at) sandiego (dot) com

    BTW, I’m part of a new blog, The Festering Swamp. It’s made up of Cathy Seipp’s fans and commenters. It’s linked on my blog, or just type in Festering Swamp into Google, and it’s the first result.

    I’ve just added you to my links, btw, saw that you had me there. Thanks!

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