Pebble Beach

Don’t listen to what Hollywood says. Whenever I travel I am always amazed at people’s perceptions of California. They want to know three things pretty consistently:

  • Have I ever been to Compton
  • Do I know any movie stars
  • Do I surf

I’ve also gotten questions asking what it’s like to live in such a dangerous place (um, what?) and whether or not I realize that there are actually other states between California and New York. For the record, we Californians do understand there is something between us and the Big Apple, but the sun is just so bright it’s hard to see that far through squinted eyes…