Moving to California from Texas is a big adventure, and can be a bit of a culture shock. Gone are the days of fiestas and rodeos; replaced by surfing, hiking, and being seen. You're bound to go through your ups and downs with the transitions. Certain things take longer to get used to.If you've moved from south to west, give this a read, and let us know what rings true by voting up the experiences you relate to the most.
You manage to live without air conditioning.
Mild weather is one perk of living in Cali. Add that to a dry, not-very-humid heat and you'll find yourself surviving with a fan, like some kind of superhuman (apparently).
You've learned that not all beaches are covered in tar and oil.
Texas isn't exactly known for its beautiful beaches. In fact, between oil spills and tar blobs, they can be downright nasty. Thankfully, California is home to some of the most beautiful, enjoyable beaches in the country. You know the ocean you see in the movies? This is where it comes from.
You want to visit every national park in the state.
Yosemite? Joshua Tree? Death Valley? The Redwood Forest? Where do you even begin?!
You're thoroughly unimpressed with In-N-Out Burgers.
Forgive the Californians, for they know not Whataburger...