The sun! Despite a sketchy drive down in which we got stuck in a snowstorm on Grants Pass for an hour and a half, were greeted by lightning storms in the Sacramento Valley, and finished up with flooding rain and gusty winds, since arriving we have seen nothing but sun! Talk about blind baby moles being pulled from their nest! Luke and I are clearly out of place with our dark colors, pale skin and squinty eyes. Essentially we are tourists. Out of step. Not down with local fashion. No sandals, no sunglasses. Out of towners unafraid to exclaim joyfully "It's sunny!" as if this is news. Hell Bro, it's Cali. Folks are not here for the arts, for the affordable housing or the social services. They're here because this is what it looks like on the Winter Solstice. Dude. Seriously.

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