When you visit California, take some time to try to see as much of the state as possible. It's a big state, with so much cultural variety no one city really represents what California is as a whole. Make sure to go north and East and get away from the rat race of Southern California- the beach is nice, but it isn't everything!
Fondest memory: My fondest memories of California are all the times I have been able to enjoy being outdoors doing what is best about this place: living and loving the climate. The cool breezes of northern California, the muggy heat of the South, the flowers year-round, the cycling, hiking, running, swimming, and yes- the beaches too. It's all good.
Fondest memory: The Yucca Valley. Winds are commonly 70 mph, sun-lined clouds were moving at an astonishing rate, there are huge fields of electricity-generating windmills on tops of hills and upon leaving the valley (if heading for the coast) you will pass El Capitan, a snow-capped mountain and then enter the hills and canyons. A most surreal journey!
EAT AT BAHOOKA'S IN ROSEMEAD!
THIS IS THEE MOST UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL EATERY I HAVE EVER STEPPED INTO...
THE FOOD IS SO DARN GOOD! AND THE ATMOSPHERE
IS ONE YOU WILL TELL THE GRANDKIDS ABOUT!
Fondest memory: i can't say that it was too fond at the time, but being a native of new york, my biggest desire was to go to california. imagine my surprise, when, after driving for days and days across the country, we came upon the sign that read: WELCOME! YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA... and as far as the eye could see was this huge sandbox! and the temperature that day was a whopping 127*F!
WHERE'S THE BEACH?? AND PALM TREES??
i spent that summer indoors so i did'nt die of exposure!
twenty-plus years later, here i am, a desert rat, [true to my n.y. home forever] but rooted as deep as the tall and mighty palm!
see my motto! bye now!
To the beaches, of course! Each time I visit the California coast it's as though it were my very first time! The Pacific Ocean in all it's
beautiful blueness for as far as the eye can see... the waves sweeping up to the sandy shoreline... the unique sounds of the water, and the seagulls flying overhead... there's not a more exciting experience!
Fondest memory: I live in the Mojave Desert. Just as extraordinary to the sharp contrast of the coastline, is the wide and vast desert terrain... what appears so desolate, is filled with nature and wildlife! The beauty of all it holds is a truly unbelievable variety of life
underneath a scorching sun in summer, and cold
windy winters... there are many places to explore. And lots of peaceful quiet to get lost in...
If you have never been to California, you must visit the many beaches during the summer. There are thousands of people there everyday and it is absolutely GREAT!
Fondest memory: I miss the weather. After all my world travels, i have to say that Southern California has the best weather anywhere in the word. The temperatures are always mild. There are no extended extremes. In one day, it is possible to go skiing and go surfing. Where else on earth can you do that?
this photos are from my e-mail girl from Carlifornie
Fondest memory: http://www.worldisround.com/articles/9398/index.html
Favorite thing: Just sit back and enjoy the beautiful green grass, bright warm sun and the amazing blue skies! No matter what you do in Ca. I'm sure you will to have fun doing it!!
Go to the beach and wait for sunset...
Fondest memory: what I miss the most when I am away is the warmth of the sunshine,going to the beach and spending the whole day until the sun goes down...
Look Mom! I'm at the beach!
It was a challenge to stay on the rocks when those waves came in...I could've been washed out to sea!
Fondest memory: This sight greeted us as we finally got to California. What should have been a day and a half trip was a four and a half day trip. Guess we should have had a tune-up before we left ;P
Favorite thing: This photo is the Klamath River emptying into the ocean. It was taken when I first got my camera about 20 years ago.
Favorite thing: Nearly 400 miles long and 70 miles wide, California's famed Sierra Nevada lifts its majestic crest along the state's eastern border.