Living on the Central Coast of California has some real advantages. There isn't a lot of traffic, the ocean is REALLY close, and the weather is usually good,
But the real BIG advantage for me is the GREEN! Only in late summer do the hills go brown from lack of water.
When you see the deep emerald green dotted with the dark green of the coastal oak trees and sprinkled with the buds of early wildflowers....well, it takes your breath away.
That happened to me today and I didn't have a camera. Rats.