One reason I love living in California is that I don't need to fly to get to the ocean, the mountains, the forests, the vineyards, and so on. They're all just a short drive away. That's worth real money. But all the time I hear people complaining about taxes and how they're going to move away, out of the country even, so they can lower their taxes. Now, I don't love taxes, that's for sure, but I do recognize that they're there for a purpose. As they say, there's no free mid-day snack, ya gotta pay if ya wanna play, etc, etc.