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.