I wanted to be wrong about the fires, but no, we are burning again. California has some great things about it. Drive 1 1/2 hours and you are in the desert, 30 minutes and its the beach. 30 minutes, and its the mountains,35 minutes and its LA, Malibu, Beverly Hills, etc. The bad part is we are constantly on fire somewhere, its very expensive to live here, and the traffic can be very bad. I love it though no matter what. I keep my property in Arkansas just in case. I can always pitch a tent there. Its a toss up, do I want earthquakes and fires or tornados?