From California originally, I have lived and traveled all over the United States. Although there are many places of great beauty in this country, I have found that I have a fondness for the west coast. I tried the east coast - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware - thinking it was the ocean which drew me. I had loved coastal living while attending UCSC in my younger years. But even though I loved it in Delaware, I had to come back to the west coast. I simply missed the the culture...or as some would call it..."counterculture" of the west coast.