Valerie is a friend I met while working at the National Capital Commission. Her humour and wit is contagious and was very happy but somewhat sad to hear she was moving to California. I didn't see her often but ... there's a selfish side we sometimes keep in knowledge that are friends are still close by. I have already told her I will be on her SoCal doorstep one day .. for a visit with her, her husband, her beautiful twin daughters and Sasha.
Sasha is her Siberian Husky X White Shepherd mix. She's her best friend and I was very glad we were able to squeeze in a quick session in Brewer Park before they left.
Best of luck in Pasadena and enjoy the weather!