Thoughts From Rio Vista 06/09/2016



We love our new home in Rio Vista, California.  This is a small town on the shore of the Sacramento River on the East Bay of San Francisco.  Some would also say it is located on the North Bay.  We are only about 30 miles from Sacramento.  Referred to as the Delta, we have already experienced the high temps of over 100 degrees with high winds blowing through the night.  The landscape near our home is covered with wind farms—I am not sure what else to call them.   Endives are a major crop. Again, I know little about them.    


Having always lived in large cities, Rio Vista is going to be different.  We are getting used to one grocery store, two banks and one pharmacy.   There is a McDonalds, Taco Bell, KFC and Subway.  We will soon find out if the only pizza place delivers.  There is one self wash car wash–we’re not used to carrying dozens of quarters with us in getting our car washed.   While Rio Vista doesn’t have a doctor, we see signs for several dentists.  We will be driving to Fairfield, Antioch or Lodi for most of our major shopping.  We also plan on making many trips to Concord, roughly 30 miles, where our daughter and her family live.

This being said, I am looking forward to living in a community where we can really get to know our neighbors.  Population of about 8,000, we live in a beautiful gated 55+ community of about 3,000 — called Trilogy,  Trilogy is on Highway 12 on the north side of Rio Visa.  With dozens of small clubs and two pools and restaurant, we will have plenty to do without leaving this small city complex.

We will be shopping for a church home.  There are no Presbyterian Churches in Rio Vista. We will soon be checking out the Congregational Church located in downtown Rio Visa.   I am also looking forward to learning more about the Presbyteries around this small town (San Francisco, Sacrament, Red Woods and Stockton).  We are located at a point where these four Presbyteries meet!      

We love our home.  We are glad we made this move to Rio Vista.  We like the people around us. We are going to thoroughly enjoy being close to where our daughter and her family live. 

All is good as I write this blog from my desk overlooking a beautiful courtyard.


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