California Adventures

I am from California, for those just now joining us on this journey. I spent my first 25 years there – eighteen in Northern and seven in Southern – and then moved to Pennsylvania almost seven years ago. We try to come back every six months, and we brought Tori for the first time in November. Most of my family still lives in NorCal and it will always be home.

Once we found out her diagnosis we knew that it was imperative that we bring her out as soon as possible so that my family could spend time with her.

So, yesterday we made the journey across the country from Harrisburg to Redding. Three flights. 13 hours of travel. Worth every moment.


Tori did really well until the last flight from San Francisco to Redding, when she got fussy. But that flight was short so it wasn’t terrible.

We flew over my hometown and I had never done that before! It was so fun to be able to recognize things from the air.


It is SO good to be home, with my family and friends, and I am so thankful for all of the support we have here in Red Bluff.

We have a busy week ahead both with family and friends (some coming from Oregon and Washington, and more from Central California), but also fun things in town. It is Rodeo Week here (Red Bluff has the world’s largest three-day rodeo), so there are a lot of fun things around town to do!


There’s no place like home. ❤️

3 thoughts on “California Adventures

  1. I live pretty much right across from the Redding airport. Right behind Kent’s Market! I have been following your story and I want to let you know your family is in my prayers. I’m glad you are all enjoying time with family & friends. That’s what life is all about,


  2. I’m so glad you are able to spend time with your family! Thankful that Tori did so well flying – I was praying! Enjoy your time.


  3. Hey Lesa!!! That’s exciting you’re back in The Bluff! Maybe we will run into you at the round-up. Enjoy your family time. So glad that little Tori is getting special time with all that love her. Xoxo.


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