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Year Three in Long Beach, 2012

Long Beach
The canals at Naples.
Bluff Cove
(Nov 2011) The rocky beach at Bluff Cove, Palos Verde.

A Drive Past Malibu
(Jan 2012) The mountainous coastline out past Malibu.

Naples Island
(Aug 2012) Touring the canals of Naples Island on Long Beach south side.

Descanso Garden
(Aug 2012) Touring Descanso Botanic Garden near Pasadena.

Vancouver Washington
(Sept 2012) One more tour of Vancouver on my trip back to Ohio.

Ravenna Ohio
(Sept 2012) Goofing around in Ravenna Ohio.

Ohio Canal Park
(Sept 2012) Hiking and biking at the Cuyahoga River Canal Park.

Nelson Ledges Park
(Sept 2012) Hiking on the ledges, cliffs and tunnels.

Stay tuned for more
I'll be adding more stories and photos of my trip back to Portland and Ohio.

Send questions and comments to Mike in L.B.

About Mike in Long Beach:
Long Beach is my latest move in a 30 year string of moves.
      I grew up in Cleveland Ohio then after a few years in the Air Force, I moved to Colorado where I spent another 17 years. Then after Agilent layed me off I moved to Portland Oregon in 2004 to visit friends and ended up staying for six years.
      In 2009 my company decided to close our Vancouver Washington plant and send our remaining production to our sister plants in Tukwila Washington and Long Beach California. I was asked to go to both places but I decided to head south, not because I liked California, but because I wasn't interested in the production line that was going north.
      So here I am. It's been a tough first year, ramping up production and trying to find a decient apartment that I can afford. But there's a lot to see here and that's what this blog is about. It's also a way to keep in touch with all my ex-co-workers up north, some of who took the jump to Tukwila, and some of who took the extended vacation of unemployment.
      This blog is mostly stories about Long Beach with a few pictures. For those of you who want to see a bunch more photos, I'm still maintaining my Pacific Coast Drifter web site that includes tons of photos of Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, China, Malaysia & Thailand.