With the state of the world, we feel that now more than ever is a time to move to a place that supports our way of life, ultimately of 'getting off the grid' as much as we can. Topanga Canyon did fulfill our desire for self-sustainability in many ways but not fully and not without a hefty price. You see because Topanga is in a very natural part of the over-populated Los Angeles, people, especially families are coming to find a community among the natural world. The windy roads of this once hippie haven is attracting more people than it can hold. Finding a home to rent is almost impossible and if you do you are going to pay an average of $4500 for a 3 bedroom house.
People from all over the world put Los Angeles on this pedestal of places to live and visit. It interests me because I grew up here I just want to be anywhere but in LA. Wherever I have travelled and lived, people change their attention on me because I am from LA. Its the film industry that has made Los Angeles out to be an ideal place to be and see beautiful people. While yes this is true, there are many beautiful people in LA, it is not what is important. I do not want my children concerning themselves with this unrealistic beauty and materialism. I just want them to find themselves through nature to be the best people that they can be.
Topanga will always be in my heart and here if I ever want to come back!
Heres to the next chapter in the journey though my life! Here we come Bend, Oregon!