Supreme Unleaded at my local station is $3.69/G or $0.10 more than yours.
Here's Orange County gas prices... http://www.orangecountygasprices.com/
As for natural catastrophes or 'Acts of God'... well the Big Dude has shown consistent sadistic tendencies through out history. Didn't the heat wave destroyed the Midwest's corn crop this year? Keep an eye on rising food prices across the nation. No one wins against the Big Dude.
Median home price of SoCal coastal counties as of August 2012...
Los Angeles: $337k
San Diego $347k
Bummin' down the 'wrong coast'... a gig I try to do every year.
Giant Redwoods, Humboldt County
Winery, Mendocino County
A stroll across the Golden Gate is always fun
Timeless Big Sur, Montery County
Go a bit inland for some wine, cheese and good eating, Napa Valley
and go climb Half Dome or Clouds Rest, Yosemite
or simply go surfing/swimming at my local pool
Twenty years ago I bumped into a family from Ohio who was touring Switzerland. The mother asked me where in the States do I live. I answered, 'California'. Her response was, 'Oh nice, that's God's country'. Apparently, they had seen more of Cal than I had at the time.
Cal is my country as it is yours. Come and enjoy instead falling victim to cheap politics.
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Regarding hicksville, south of Columbus: Yes. I have family from here to South Point and yes..hicks. Parts of Cincinnati are excluded.
ETA: It should be noted that hicks, rednecks and hillbillies are pretty damned smart, just not urbane, for lack of a better term.
As a NE resident my entire life I admit that given the opportunity I would move to California in a heartbeat. NY gas prices are no different than California, but California has all the great things mentioned above while NYC has nothing to compare.
I'm just getting into cycling, and hope to do the Pacific Coast Route so see this coast from a lower elevation.
The driving is unmatched. There are thousands of miles of little used curvy roads that can be linked together with little driving on highways, and most of the ~2000 miles of it that I've driven had great views.
As far as earthquakes go, I gladly take them over tornadoes, hurricanes or blizzards. At least big earthquakes are separated by a few decades statewide, and even those are often separated by a few hundred miles.
Unlike almost the entire east coast, we don't have to worry about a megatsunami.
Full time manual transmission elitist
Part time arm chair CEO
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