We’re moving on from Palm Springs in April and have been considering other locations for our next adventure. Many of you may not be aware, but over a year ago we sold everything in Texas and are eventually headed to Hawaii but we have been drawn to the diversity and beauty of California. We’ve been staying in beautiful vacation homes from LA to San Diego and now Palm Springs. With our business we can live anywhere in the world, so why not. So more about Ojai.
We spent the weekend in Ojai (pronounced Oh-High) and had a ball. I think John Lennon, who spent over a year there, said it best when he called in “magical”. Many wonderful restaurants to choose from, great scenery, and a wonderful quaint downtown and it’s all just 70 miles North of LA. I got this description from a publication and at the end of this I have some pictures to share.
The geologic structure of the Ojai Valley is essential to the charm and the spiritual influence with which it affects those who live within its gentle confines.
The Ojai Valley is ten miles long and three miles wide. The unique atmosphere which impresses even the first time visitor is due to the transverse nature of the surrounding mountains, they lie in an East/West configuration, whereas most of California’s mountains run North/South.
The sun rising at one end of the valley and setting at the other provides the residents with lingering morning and evening sun, and some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets available anywhere.
When conditions are right (nearly all of the time) everyone in the valley stands transfixed for several moments at sunset watching the surrounding mountains turn a brilliant shade of rose. It has even been given a name, “The pink moment”.