KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3183 times:
Leaving, Signed, myself...although after last weeks Ice Storm here in Craptown, and subsequent week plus without power...heat, T.V.!!!!! etc, I have begun to contemplating a move...Maybe not Cali, but somewhere ice storms are not an issue, lol.
The best thing about the golden state? Golden showers from Matt D!
Signed, 777236ER, JCS17, KLAX, AA61hvy, and We're Nuts
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3161 times:
Been there several times, on holiday and on job (SFO).
It's hard to find anything NOT to like there, best thing ...the people I guess, but living in such a nice climate does make people behave rather nice, even when dealing with us weasels
What I don't like? Too much silicone to be found in Californian breasts, too much overall and way too much (!!!) per average application.
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
I love California, it is my favorite US state. I have been there twice with a buddy and both times I enjoyed it very much. We flew to SFO, picked up our rental car (first time a Chrysler Sebring Convertible, second time a Mercury Sable) and than we drove to the Lake Tahoe area, to Sacramento, back to San Francisco, furthermore to Santa Rosa, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego before we left California for Las Vegas. It was a big advantage that my buddy has relatives in every city where we stayed (except Las Vegas), so we could save a lot of money for hotel rooms and we saw a lot more than regular tourists would see. Superfly, I can confirm that the best marijuana in the USA is available in California .
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 43
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
Gosh!!!!! Where to begin?
Of course, the obvious has already been stated: namely Superfly in the north and myself in the South. CA, for all its negatives (shallow, airheaded women, overcrowding, overtaxation, etc.) does have a lot of fine points to it. Shoot, I wish I had some of my pictures here with me.
There's something for everyone here.
For starters, CA probably has just about every form of geography, topography, and climate imaginable.
If you like the desert, the High Desert (Victorville, Apple Valley, Palmdale, etc) have some breathtaking scenery. Here you will find gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, cobalt blue skies, nice breezes in the spring and fall, scorching summer days, and snow in the winter.
The low desert (Palm Springs, Indio, etc) is great for both the young and the old. There are golf courses everywhere. Fine dining in Palm Springs, great nightlife. Both a great retirement area and place to spend a weekend. Warm to very hot sunny climate year round.
If you're "heartland at heart", and like flat agricultural lands, small town ambience, and friendly people, (or no people at all) the San Joaquin Valley is for you. Whether it's the dry and arid areas near Bakersfield and Kettleman City, or the rolling hills east of Fresno, or the flat plantations that make up everything from Visalia to sacramento, its all here. Vineyards and orchards stretch from horizon to horizon. Fresno which anchors it all, has all the niceties and wants of any Big City, yet offers easy access to the mountains and both LA and the Bay Area.
The Sierra Nevada mountains speak for themselves. Hiking, skiing, fishing, fresh air, pine trees, nature watching, an escape from the Urban Concrete forest. This is THE place to go. Kings Canyon, Yosemite, and Sequoia Park have it all. A drive up rt 198 or 180 to Pine Flat Lake or Trimmer springs are a great way to spend an afternoon.
The Central Coast, from about Oxnard to Monterey have a nice cool, misty, almost Oriental feel to them. Many honeymoons and anniversary dates have involved drives up US 1 or US 101.
If you're a people and city person, there is an endless abundance of choices. From Chinatown to Olvera Street to the Liberal cultural atmosphere of Santa Monica and San Francisco to the snooty Masterplanned communities of South Orange County and Temecula.....and everything in between. We've got it all.