"Our first home in America!"
When my parents first moved to America they ended up settling in Castro Valley on Sargent Avenue. Life was definitely very different in the U.S. than in Iran. Sergent Avenue proved to be a quiet but fun street. I made friends with plenty of other kids once I got over my initial shyness. I was not forced to wear my hijab to cover my hair but I did the first year out of comfort and familiarity. It was never an issue with any of my peers which is probably why I took to an instant liking to Sargent Avenue. The houses are all nice. Some of them are older and need of paint jobs and others fit the street very well. The road is large enough for traffic but not really big enough for street parking. Great family street.