Joshua grew up in Bakersfield.
have you heard of it?
It's located somewhere north of LA and south of San Francisco.
I don't think I had ever heard of Bakersfield before I met Joshua.

I like Bakersfield for two reasons:
1.  the man I love grew up there (even if he does like to playfully boast that he was one of the few who was able to escape  . . .  it is his origin) 
2. Dewars ice cream shop ("a family tradition for over 100 years!")

We stopped by Dewars last month - on our way back from our Thanksgiving celebration at the Smith family cabin.  I got peppermint iced-milk, like I always do.  Selma got bubble gum ice cream with gummy bears on top.   


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    1. I know! I think that about ten times a day!

  2. I used to go there all the time! My mom grew up around the corner from there. :)

    1. So - what's YOUR favorite flavor? :)
      of all the neighborhoods I've seen in Bakersfield - I like this one the best! (I'm a sucker for old houses, though)

      . . . and you and Joshua have funny life connections!