We decided to get a little further away from Cali. Bought a house in St. George, Utah the summer of 2018. We'd been riding up in this area for the last 10 years at that point. Plan was to rent the house out for 3-5 years then retire. That was the year CA allowed ballot harvesting then delayed the tally for a week after the election (got the results 'they' wanted). At that point decided it'd just be a one year plan. Now the Rzr is street legal. Bought a big, 2 up quad (street legal) Drive out of the garage out into the hills, or over to Sand Hollow for some dunes or air down for some fun rock crawling. Finding the cost of living is half. (before the house buying boom) Seems about 85% of the Cali expats are like minded. The other's seem to have no idea why they moved here. Shocked it's hot in the summer months, and it doesn't rain much. In the spring and fall Sunday evenings reminds us of when you stay that extra night in the desert, and you hear a bike or buggy playing out in the distance. It's calming. And a majority of the COVID BS mostly ended last May. Kids all went to school in August last year. There was a mask mandate that ended on April 10 of this year. It's so nice going to a restaurant and seeing FACES. We see Cali plated cars pull in, people mask up, walk into the restaurant, see nobody else wearing a mask... WHOOSH it's in their pocket!