So I've been doing a little doing and checking on this whole California thing. Looks like there's Big Sur about two hours south of SV; we'll have a national seashore about an hour and a half north of us, and Yosemite is about three hours east. Looks like there are compensations for moving all the way across the continent. I must admit there's something attractive about living close enough to a place like Yosemite to enjoy it through the changing seasons. We'll have this spring and summer to get acquainted with it's various peaks and valleys. Then in the winter Allen and I can head back up there and play in the snow! I'm already planning to go try some cross-country skiing once the snows again. It's not Alabama, but even I can see the attraction of being able to spend one weekend hiking along some of America's most spectacular coastlines and then being able to spend the next weekend way high up in the mountains looking for waterfalls.
Hmmmm, now if we could just get some family to come out and play with us something that would be just about perfect.