Life in Southern California is pretty much the best ... I mean you don't leave Paris to downgrade right? To say that Los Angeles is a never ending summer would not be accurate. It is more like a never ending spring ... it is not always as hot as you may think, it gets a lot of fog (more than you may think) it's not very often overcast with big white fluffy clouds (which is something I do miss from time to time) and we get very little rain, that part is true, but when it rains ... it's pretty much 'brace yourself' (and whatever you do on a rainny day don't take the freeway ... people here do not know how to drive safely in any weather, the rain only enhance the incapacity of LA drivers :P
Now that we have clarified a little bit of our SoCal climate urban legends let me tell you that it is NICE to be able on the first week of November to hit the beach with a 30°c (I am sorry to say that after 5 years in the US I am still not feeling the Fahrenheit, it just do not speak to me, and I think it never will) in fact the first thing I did when we bought a new car a couple of weeks ago was to change Fahrenheits in Celcius lol.
On another note the first week of november also means that Halloween is over !!! YAY. I was over pumpkins everything and the smell of cynamon even before it started ... I think that it is great that cynamon smell is often associated with halloween because I hate cynamon and it goes nicely with the spirit of the season.
So on Halloween day we just had a nice day avoiding bad traffic caused by the closure of Santa Monica boulevard and here is my favorite costume we have seen that day:
"Dog Walker on a Hot L.A. day"
Now let's go back to the beach ... while people were in post-halloween recovery mode, I have decided to spend the day at the beach with a friend. Empty beaches with surfers and a couple of joggers is the best thing in the world.
Nature and fitness, who does not like that?
I do not surf but watching the surfers is sooo amazing. Where I am from in the South of France we do have a lot of people surfing on the Atlantic Ocean all the way between Bordeaux and the Spain border but I never really took the time to just go and enjoy it.
Riding the waves with a bike ... that I have never seen before but why not ;-) The weather is cooling down and I do enjoy it also very much, I had my days of pool and beach for this year and even did over time I think, we may have some rain in the near future and I am looking for that very much.
Fireplace, a hot drink, a book, some good tv ... winter is also a good time in Socal.