This is the first time in my adult life I'm visiting the Golden State, and I'm appreciating it way more than I did when I was a kid
  1. The novelty of decorating palm trees for the holidays
  2. It gives meaning to the phrase "purple mountain majesty"
  3. 50 degrees is "cold" in Southern California
  4. Even the ugly parts have a certain beauty to them
  5. Very climbable trees
  6. It rarely rains (this is also a thing I hate)
  7. Even when it does rain, it's really brief and really beautiful
  8. Super basic pic opportunities like this