1. Providing vegan options.
California is probably the easiest state in which to be a vegan. Our year-round farmer’s markets provide a huge variety of produce and most restaurants have plant-based diet options. Even our bakeries offer dairy- and egg-free cookies, cakes, pastries, and pies. No meat? No problem. You can still eat well here.
2. Appreciating rain.
We’re deep into a drought and desperate for precipitation. So when it rains, we’re jazzed. Plus, sometimes it’s nice to have a change from blue skies and monotonous good weather. It’s easier to feel less guilty about Netflix binging or spending the day inside when it’s raining, and since it’s so rare, it never gets old. We may not be good at driving in it, but we’re sure as hell grateful for the water falling from the sky.