I can’t share our entire week with you in one post, so I’m going to break it up for you. This little post will just let you know about that famous weather and what we experienced.

Phil & I headed to California for a week of fun in the sun.  We found ourselves in the land of movie stars, surfers, and just all around gorgeous scenery.  Of course the big news story when we arrived on a Tuesday was the weather forecast “Rain is Coming”.  With the amount of press that this rain was getting, you would have thought a monsoon was on its way.  Wednesday came and so did some showers.

Let me be clear.  To those of you on the East Coast, you know about the news media and the hype when snow is coming, store shelves are emptied of the basics, and then when we get all of 1/2″ of snow it is still the big story on the evening news?  Same thing in Southern California, but it’s rain that causes the panic.

Southern California has not had any rain since July.  We were there for the 0.10″- 0.25″ of rain that fell.  Drivers were paralyzed with fear, accidents were occurring on the freeways, people did not know what to do. It was certainly entertaining for those of us who experience rain and know it will NOT cause melting of any human being. We also know about umbrellas.

And then the temperatures “plummeted”, to the upper 60’s and low 70’s.  Californians were breaking out the winter wear! Sweaters, scarves, Uggs, and so on.

The weather was actually glorious, but they were freezing!  Phil & I were loving it. And then by the weekend we were in the mid 70’s and just loving life.  Although I’m pretty sure there were still some locals wearing hats and scarves.

View from our balcony in Huntington Beach.

View from our balcony in Huntington Beach.

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