Here’s a short photographic summary of our trip to Southern California last week.
We flew into Santa Ana (Orange County), stayed in Huntington Beach, and also visited with friends and family in Laguna Beach, Venice and West Hollywood. Jeremy’s parents stayed with the kids in Minneapolis. Thank you, Jane and John, and thank you to all of our California hosts: Pierre and Jane, Colin, Jen, Megan and Brad, and David and Joseph.
In addition to celebrating our 20th anniversary with beloved friends, part of the purpose of our trip was to travel down memory lane.
Jeremy spent the first five years of his life in Southern California. His Canadian father John, a geoscientist/oceanographer studying at Scripps Institute, and his British mother Jane met while she was visiting the USA for the first time. They married in England and made their first home in Laguna Beach. They also spent some time closer to San Diego, in Del Mar. We have so many beautiful photos of Jeremy as a tow-headed child, playing on Torrey Pines State Park Beach with his family.
It was wonderful to walk on the actual ground they walked on, to see the streets where they lived, and to picture Jeremy’s early years. What a lovely start he had in life! No wonder he turned out to be so wonderful.