Hey Selco, it’s amazing being in this form

@Whirlibird , what places did you visit? I haven’t been much areas up north but mostly LA

What do you think is good about LA or California in general?

Ignoring the asinine laws and politics there, there are advantages.
The ability to have a different job before the ink is dry on your paperwork.
The opportunity to be anonymous, its nice to be able to blend into the woodwork as it were. Small towns this doesn’t happen.
The opportunity to hit the beach/ocean and put some fish back.
The weather. We had 60’s yesterday but blowing snow on Thursday.
The opportunity to grow stuff year round without a greenhouse.

Depending on the SHTF situation, you have the opportunity to glean and scrounge from nearly endless sources.
And .gov ‘help’, who do you think will get more attention and assistance, LA or Kemmerer WY in a disaster?

We all know the negatives but how many really look at the positives? It all depends on what happens.

We did the tourist thing, the mouse, museums,
ended up spending more time around Dana Point, being small town types the sheer quantity of people and traffic were making the wife and kids unhappy eventually.

It all depends on your mindset and what happens.

By the way, while I enjoy visiting big cities for the short term, I’ll stick with my smaller towns for living.