Visiting southern California in the winter makes one truly appreciate the difference weather makes in one’s quality of life. When I left Seattle, it was cold and raining nearly everyday. This is something I should be used too, since I’m from Seattle, but having lived away in better climates these past several years, I was reminded how much I hate the rain! Spending 2-weeks in California visiting my friends Nawang and Rigo was the winter weather escape from Seattle I desperately needed. I can still recall the recent feeling of playing tennis (6-3, 7-5 :)) in a T-shirt and shorts in the California Sunshine in December!.. I don’t know about you, but in the winter I have a hard time remembering the feeling of humidity, heat or any type of summer weather for that matter, so spending some time in southern California was a welcome reminder how the sun feels when it shines. Living in Tokushima it can be very cold in the winter and very humid in the summer, but for the most part it’s at least sunny year-round… incidentally, both Tokushima and Los Angeles are both 34th parallel north cities… My time in California was spent mostly between hanging out at Nawang’s in Anaheim near Disney Land, a trip to L.A. to watch Slam-Dunk Champion rookie All-Star Blake Griffin and the Clippers play… and a trip to San Francisco to ring in the New Year! Overall, it was a great time and I’ll leave it at that! And lastly just for Xbox statistical records, I left California on a six game Madden win streak vs Nawang! Manning to Wayne all day baby!..
Note: For a look at all the pictures I took, see my California Winter 2010 Album!