California Here I Come

There was a song I learned growing up called “California Here I Come” that was in the 1921 Broadway musical called Bombo starring Al Jolson.  It was written by Buddy DeSylvia and Joseph Meyer, and Jolson is the co-author.  It is known as the unofficial song of California.  It works for me as the first line is “California Here I Come” and the second line is “Right Back Where I Started From” which works for me as Los Angeles is where I was born.

We have been taking our winter sojourn in Los Angeles for the past four years.  We have made a lot of new friends and reconnected with some old.  We get to be warmer than colder in the winter months.  We get to change our pace as nothing runs as fast as NYC.  Josh graduates this year so in many ways next year our life becomes completely unstructured.  I don’t foresee any major shifts but I could see us going back and forth a bit when the cold sets in vs waiting for Josh’s return to college.  I am ready to hit the blue skies of LA, check out the new restaurants, eat a lot of tacos and sushi, do our annual dumpling outing in San Gabriel Valley and take some nice walks on the beach.



Comments (Archived):

  1. pointsnfigures

    We have been going on a month sojourn for the past few years but in different areas of the country where it’s warm. We did LA, and Austin Tx. This year visiting a daughter in LA and then northern California for all of Feb. Can’t wait because I am sick of the cold.

    1. Gotham Gal

      totally sick of the cold

    2. awaldstein

      Enjoy.SF isn’t cold like Chicago but hardly what I consider warm.

  2. Ella Dyer

    Enjoy and say hello to my home land; although I don’t return with glee as you do (my sunshine state is now Nice).

    1. Gotham Gal


      1. pointsnfigures

        If they pass that sort of tax increase making carried interest into ordinary income, NYC will clear out.

  3. awaldstein

    Safe travels and enjoy.I’m a big fan of LA.

  4. Kirsten Lambertsen

    Sounds SO good. I always miss SF this time of year (even if it is rainy season there right now). Tacos are everything! Tacos are my last meal.

  5. daryn

    And of course the more modern (well, 2003…) version – the theme song from the TV show “The O.C.”.

    1. Gotham Gal


  6. Pranay Srinivasan

    It feels like San Francisco in LA right now. Been amazing weather since October.

  7. Jill Stern

    Enjoy, I love it out there too!

  8. AMT Editorial Staff

    Will you make it down to San Diego?