After I retired from working in the film industry, my wife insisted that we move away from Hollywood.
She was ready to move ten years earlier, but I made her wait. I didn’t want to travel far and I loved California. Where else in the country can you find so many different climate zones. I could spend the morning sweating in the desert and the afternoon skiing on a mountain peak. California has some of the best vineyards in the whole world. Fields and fields of grapes line the highways and countryside. I thought about moving to the northern part of the state where the wine country is located, but my wife wanted to settle down in Santa Barbara. One of the best parts about Santa Barbara is the miles and miles of beautiful beaches. Santa Barbara has the most amazing sunsets and breathtaking views. My wife and I looked for a house for three months before we found the perfect bungalow by the beach. The best part about the house was the fact that we were only one block from the water. I could have opted for a house directly on the beach, but it would have been an extra million dollars! Another great part about the neighborhood is all the shopping. There is even a recreational dispensary just three blocks down the street. I like to use recreational marijuana on the weekends. It’s nice to know that I don’t have to search all over the city when I want to purchase weed supplies. The dispensary will even deliver to our residence for a small fee.