In the summer of 2008, while we were still living in Costa Rica, my wife and I purchased a home in San Diego. Our initial goal was to purchase a house (while the home prices were at rock bottom) that we could eventually move into. Our thought was we could rent it in the mean time to help off set the bills. However, during our search we found an even better situation. The house we ended up buying not only made a perfect rental, but the guest house made a perfect place to escape to when we could. On top of that it allowed us to get all our personal belongs out of storage in Las Vegas where they were starting to rot in the harsh hot / dry climate. Since we purchased the home in September of 2006 we’ve only spent a total of maybe 8 weeks here, but over the next two weeks I’m looking forward to adding weeks 9 and 10 to the tally.
Since it’s only a 4 hour drive (without stops) door to door from Las Vegas to San Diego, it’s a lot more accessible than it was while we were living in Costa Rica or the Cayman Islands. This is our 3rd trip out here since moving to Las Vegas in March and I’m looking forward to making this a quarterly event at the minimum.
We don’t “have” to be back in Vegas until November 5th for the start of the November 9 coverage. I’m not sure exactly when we will head back, but it will be sometime right before then I think. My wife wants to spend Halloween out here since we don’t expect many trick-or-treaters. We love kids and participating in trick-or-treat, but our 85lb German Shepherd is another story. The house is on 1.25 acres of property situated up a steep hill. Not exactly the type of place that gets a lot of visitors.
Since we pulled into the driveway way after dark, it was hard to see what was going on around the property tonight. One of my favorite things to do when we get out here is to tour the property and check our fruit trees. There is always something different growing out there since we planted 24 trees about 18 months ago. We went with mostly citrus including lime, lemon, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, etc. We also have some other things like apple and pomegranate. It seems like the lemons are growing all year round, but there is usually at least one other thing out there when we are here. I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s in store tomorrow.