I was in Cali about two weeks ago,
You confuse 'Cali' for 'The West Coast'. There's a difference. One, you have to be on the side of the mountains that can be considered 'the coast', and two, you have to be north of San Francisco, else you're actually on the South
west Coast also known as 'L.A., or close enough you might as well shoot yourself'. Central and inner Cali is full of redneck bleed-over from Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, and is pretty much worthless desert. On the other hand, the North quarter of Cali inherits much from Oregon and actually has goddamn trees, so even if you're way up in the mountains you're in the good part. Redding is a sh*thole though.
So yeah, anywhere that can truly declare itself to be 'West of the Cascades'. That's the real West Coast. East of the Cascades in Oregon is full of people who wrestle bears. East of the Cascades in Washington is nothing but scorching hot wind but really cool dams and lakes.
There is a reason
we keep two goddamn mountain ranges
between us and everyone else. Three is a bit much though, that's how you end up with places like Forks. Edited, Aug 16th 2012 11:11am by Raelix