I used to work in California and posting on the baynet brings back memories of living in the bay area, California has a really nice climate and a laid back lifestyle to go with it. The people are mostly friendly and the whole place is very clean and nicely organised. I never had an crime experiences there other than my visit to Alcatraz prison as a tourist I hassen to add!
I worked for Pacific Telesis or Pactel as it was more commonly know which is the main Telephone company in California, they had a subsidiary in Manchester UK at the time and I worked there and got a transfer back to the USA for 6months. It was a good time in my life and exciting to have a green card and to be able to spend some time there.
Carmel and its 5 mile drive was great and of course I took a trip with San Fransisco where I was based to Los Angeles to see Hollywood and go to Disney. Disney is a great park and has tonnes of attractions well worth seeing. Busch Gardens is also great.
Anyway I posted here on thebaynet hope you like my post.
It was surprisingly easy adapting to the US culture and I made friends quickly though not any lasting friendships. Good place, good people and good times had.