Welcome to My Neighborhood! ~

Welcome to My Neighborhood!

Kathleen Marie thought it would be nice to see where everyone is from, where they live, learn more about her blogging neighbors, her friends and acquaintances.

So, since she can’t jump in her car, hop on a train or plane and visit you all, although she would sure like to, she thought it was time for a “bloggy” visit to your neighborhood! Let’s have a chat along the yard fence, have coffee or tea at your local hangout, visit your park or favorite attraction. The skies the limit!

Head over to The Open Window to join the fun.

The day set for this this neighborly visit around Bloggityville is Monday September 17th. On that day everyone will share their favorite things about their neighborhood. This should give us all plenty of time to get those photos, stories and/or slide shows ready. Just sign the linky at her site so we know who’s participating.


If you are participating I’ll be by on Monday September 17th to see your neighborhoods!

Today I have 3 collages to share with photos from my newest neighborhood in Southern California and my favorite neighborhood and the place I call home in the Seattle area. Please come along and welcome to my neighborhoods!


Our condo in Camarillo is a one bedroom. Even though it’s small we still can entertain a crowd. Living in the Southern California area affords us the opportunity to see extended family and close friends from our early married years. The Complex we are in is brand new and has a lot of nice extras.


Palm trees are the norm around here and dusty trails. We are at the northern base of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. We are 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean. (Pt. Mugu) We are in a highly agricultural area where we can find fresh produce stands at nearby farms. The Hispanic culture is prevalent in this area with Mexican Restaurants galore. (kind of like Starbuck’s in Seattle!) Speaking of food In-N-Out is just an exit up the freeway from us. California Grill is one of our favorite local restaurants. (bottom middle photo). The new library in town is the top right photo.


Here, have an In-N-Out Burger on me…

Now I’ll show you a little bit of my favorite place to live, the Seattle area…


The things I miss when I’m living in Southern California are my house, the space I have inside and outside, Fred Meyer Food and Department store, the distinct four seasons, the big fluffy sky, the huge trees everywhere, the downtown area on the water, my library and most of all my children and my best friends. I am thankful that I get to take trips back and spend holidays and other special occasions there.

I thank God for His goodness to us in blessing us with beautiful places to live where we can enjoy His creation and people we can have fellowship with wherever we find ourselves.  Have a wonderful week!

Thank you for coming to my neighborhoods today. To see more neighborhoods around the USA and beyond click on over to The Open Window.

Any photos missing from my posts are the result of Photobucket blacking out all my photos that I stored on their site since 2006.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

26 thoughts on “Welcome to My Neighborhood! ~

  1. this sounds like fun! I will have to see what I can come up with. There is a lot to share about this neck of the woods. I’l have to give it some thought.

  2. I so enjoyed seeing all the pictures of your home and neighbourhood!! You certainly are very blessed to live in such a wonderful area…I can only dream of palm trees! lol Living in Northern Ontario, the only palm tree I see are plastic ones in the stores! Thank you for the tour:-) xo

  3. Thanks for the great tour. I share palm trees with you that is for sure. Tammy lives in in the Northwest (another neighborhood participant today) and she showed us the Fred Meyer at her house. I had never heard of that store before but it must be great.

    Thanks for visiting me too. Have a great week.

  4. What a beautiful area you live in. I really enjoyed your picture collages!

    I don’t have an In-N-Out Burger in my area, but they have one just off the strip here in Vegas (I’m here on business through Friday) and I went and got one of their burgers right after picking up my rental car! 🙂 They are so yummy!

    Thanks for sharing!

    My “Welcome to My Neighborhood” post is right here.

  5. Wow, what gorgeous areas and I am loving this because I grew up in SoCal and my hubby lived in Seattle for about 7 years and loved it. I don’t blame you for missing those Seattle sunsets or the roomier areas.

    Both areas really have so much to offer. You are indeed blessed!

    Thank you so much for participating in Welcome to My Neighborhood! God Bless!

  6. Opps-your link is broken from Kathleen Marie’s page. I just deleted the last half of your addy and presto!
    Your photos are great and it’s nice to see two places through the eyes of someone who loves them both. I’ve never been out west, so this is a pleasure. Thanks!

  7. That was a lovely tour, and it’s a good thing my neighborhood is having a block party with hamburgers on the grill or I would be off to the closest Burger Bar for one like you enjoy in CA. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I loved those pictures! I forgot about this over our busy weekend!!! Your library looks like mine!
    Thanks for the yummy picture of that burger!!! Icould really go for that right now–just got off work her in LA—lower Alabama and am pooped out tired! My sweet man is off in Jamacia on a Missions trip (work trip—building a church) along with my mother and stepdad—and here I sit….(praying for them, but missing my man). They return next week either late Tues. or Wed.—-so as I said…I could really use that burger!!!! (comfort food is what it’s all about!!)

  9. Oh, this was so fun…especially since I use to live in Seattle, and one of the suburbs, Kent! In fact, my family just spent the weekend there last month, seeing an old friend from 3rd grade who found me online!!
    I agree…it’s a beautiful area!
    Right now I’m living in Oregon- also beautiful!

    But I have to say that the pictures you posted of So. Calif. are not too shabby, either! LOL


  10. Both of your neigborhoods look lovely! California is so different from where I live, it is very intriguing. Thank you for the tour. Hope to meet up with you again.

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