6. It actually snows here
So much so that lucky school kids in Northern California get a week-long vacation called “Ski Week” every year. Also -- current drought aside -- our mountains are way better than any on the East Coast. Sorry, not sorry Vermont.
7. That means we don’t spend all of our time at the beach
Despite what The Beach Boys and Gidget make it seem like, we don’t spend all of our leisure time down by the beach. In fact, while the waves are good (actually, BECAUSE the waves are good), we don’t even go in the ocean most of the time because the water is freeeeezing.
8. We don’t all wear flip-flops
Seattle’s average high during December and January is 46 degrees. Portland’s is about the same. In fact, even Malibu, the most cliché of beach towns, only hits around 64˚ during that same time. So, no. We don’t wear flip-flops year-round. Sometimes we also wear UGGs.