Porterville California I embraced dearly as a temporary home. One more month and off to another assignment. The people here don’t ask for much. Here, I developed a bad thrift store habit. Did I really need the Con air stone massage set up? I could use a crock pot some hot water and tongs couldn’t I? Funny thing I know I’ll come back to work here again. There is a small town feeling in all of us and its not necessarily a warm and fuzzy one but one of recognition. Porterville ‘s gifts of fruits, nuts and especially livestock and horse talk make me a fan. People here taught me love of family as they they walk the walk. Long lasting relationships and marriages outweigh just about everything else. A tank of gas lasted a month if I stayed local. And no one knows outside of tulare county where this place is but that’s okay. Next stop Cuba.