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Kara Franklyn was born in Southern California but grew up in Northern California. Walnut Creek will always be considered somewhat "my home!" I went to school there, fought and played with my brothers and sister there, had my first heart broken there and made lifelong friends that no matter where I live will always be there! I have lived in several cities in California, but could never see leaving the state. I love it way to much. Except for the highest gas prices in the nation, From Monterey to Tahoe, DisneyLand to the San Francisco Zoo, it just doesn't get much better! I have married to my husband Pete for almost 2 years now. He is an amazing person, who makes me laugh, think and become stronger as a person every day. No matter what the situation is, it's the little things that can make it the most special! I have a close family filled with the craziest, most fun and very loving brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and a very fiesty mom. I love to go whale watching. In fact, Pete fufilled one of my all time dreams. Since I was a kid, I have loved Beluga whales. I always told my Mom I wanted one and would keep it in our bathtub. She said it wouldn't fit, likely story, she just didn't want to have to take care of it! ha. I went back to Conneticut and New York to meet the rest of Petes family and there is an aquarium in Mystic Conneticut where you can swim, pet the Beluga's! It was so amazing! They are so sweet and remind me of Pillsbury dough boys of the sea! I have been so blessed in my life. No matter what the situation, good or bad, I have been surrounded by family, friends and Pete who have been there to share the laughter or the tears. They have helped me to become a better person who appreciates that no matter what, if you have family and friends, life, no matter what comes your way can be appreciated and even laughed at!
You've seen the signs, the t-shirts, even the news stories....I love Modesto, a group that started here and is growing from one Central Valley city to another! 2 days a year, volunteers come out to clean elderly homes, mentor a child, paint over grafitti, write letters of support to our men and women in the military. the list is long, meaning there is literally something for everyone!! Manual labor, using your mind, your arms for hugs, all is needed. No one is to young or old, everyone is welcome. I had the immense pleasure of meeting Jeff who was one of the people who came up with this concept and in 4 years has seen it take off!! Why? because we are all tired of the negativity, the anger, the ugliness that is spreading throughout the city and yes, we can make a difference! The next event is planned for Saturday, April 28th...go to www.LoveModesto.com You'll find a variety of things to do to become a part of the I love Modesto campaign!!