Ten months passed way too quickly, and our time in California is coming to an end.   We brought two dogs with us, and two dogs will travel back,  but only one will recognize the place as his old, beloved home.  Oscar has no idea how much his life will change, from a small patch of astroturf to a big backyard with fat squirrels waiting to tease him.  It’s close to dog-paradise.

We will miss many things from our stay in this amazing city.  All the friends we made, the time with C & C  (aka ” LA’s coolest couple”),  the conversations with our  our boss (both scientific and otherwise), and all our labmates at UCLA.  We’ll miss the EARLY morning runs up and down Beverly Glen (we completed 81 of those!), interrupted by  sunrise over Mulholland Drive, the walks with the dogs through our neighborhood canyons, and the howling coyotes in the middle of the night. I might even miss the nano-kitchen…  😉

The bar at Katsuya Sushi in Hollywood, unforgettable spot…

Franklin Canyon

View from Yamashiro restaurant, where great food is just the beginning…

Until we settle into a new (old) routine, I’ll take a little break from blogging.   I hope to see you soon in the (full-size) Bewitching Kitchen!

Everything changes, nothing remains without change.

ONE YEAR AGO: 7-6-5 Pork Tenderloin

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16 thoughts on “GOODBYE L.A.

  1. Holy moley, it’s over already?! Wow, time zipped by fast.

    Hope the pups do ok on the move back. Look forward to more cool posts from the Giant Kitchen.

    Travel safe and enjoy the ride.


  2. If I know Speedy Sally Gonzalez, She will be back on (serious) busisness (big kitchen, big lab, big gym …) while we think she is still on the road; she might need an extra couple of hours to adjust in the new routine.


  3. What an amazing experience. One of the best things about the world of academia I think – the ability to get to see so much of the world (and for more than a few days at a time!). Good luck with the move. I look forward to your new recipes from your full-size kitchen!


  4. Oh, I do hope Gabriela (beautiful name!) is right, and you will be back sooner than you think!

    I look forward to your next post, from the huge kitchen!

    have a safe trip back, Sally


  5. the quote “all things move and nothing remains still” (Plato’s Cratylus) indicates nice life transitions! so, i wish you a good trip back and all may flow well for you! looking forward for your return soon! summer greetings to all of you! 🙂


  6. Sally, I don’t comment very often, but wanted to make sure and wish you a wonderful trip back home

    I love your blog and will be waiting for your return!


  7. Wow, Sally! You’re finally coming back?! Hope you had a wonderful time… but Oklahoma missed you! 🙂

    Have a safe trip back. We should get together sometime soon.


  8. @everybody: thank you!
    Life is pretty busy right now, the nano-kitchen has been officially shutdown, there are boxes everywhere, pieces of luggage, and a very nervous and unsettled Jack Russel – he knows what pieces of luggage mean, and gets pretty anxious thinking he will have to go to a kennel, poor thing.

    we leave early tomorrow, time really went by too quickly…


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