Kara Franklyn was born in Southern California but grew up in Walnut Creek where 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 for me! I have lived in several cities in California. From Monterey to Tahoe, DisneyLand to the San Francisco Zoo, it just doesn't get much better! I am married to my best friend, Pete makes me laugh, think and care about what is happening in our world! I am blessed to have family and friends who care about me and laugh at my really dumb jokes!!
Ok, first off, don't be mad that I'm mentioning the holidays already, but it is the first of October and for those of us who like to do pictures for Christmas cards, you have to plan a little in advance! For the past 4 years the Modesto Dream Divers Club has held a Santa Toy Dive at the Aquatic Dreams and it has been so much fun!!! Saturday, November 2nd from noon to 4, bring the family and bring a new unwrapped toy and you can get your picture taken for FREE with Santa!! The pool is indoors and at a comfy 85 degrees! You can be on top of the water or underneath. They have a Christmas tree and a real Santa under water. You don't have to wear a bathing suit! Some people wear costumes, like elf outfits, some have worn ball gowns or bathing suits, it's your picture!! I LOVE to people watch!! Everyone is in such a great mood and all the toys donated go to the Stanilaus Women and Children crisis center. There's Christmas music playing and it gets you in the mood for the holidays! It is sooooooo much fun!! For more information, go online to dreamdiver.com or call Aquatic Dreams at 577-3483. It's the 5th annual Santa Toy Dive and trust me, it's a picture you will keep forever!!!