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darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 21, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Yeah I didn't think 5 hours to Whitney Portal was unreasonable! And 6 hours to Bishop, for sure!! You can't be going 65 mph though ;-) and you can't stop to pee...
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
May 21, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
come on now, all the Mexican food doesn't necessarily get better the farther south you go in SD. Escondido, Ramona and Oceanside has some good joints too.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 21, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
Is the California Burrito a local San Diego thing?

I've never seen it anywhere else in California.
Juan Maderita

Trad climber
"OBcean" San Diego, CA
May 21, 2013 - 09:17pm PT
Yes, the California Burrito seems to have started in San Diego or at least SoCal. It's quite popular, so expect those burritos to travel far and wide.
Good sources are Robertos, Cotixan, Santana's and MXN. A very popular feast after surfing.

"Carne asada fries" is another heart-attack-on-a-plate that started in San Diego and is wildly popular with the teens in East County. Has anyone seen them outside SoCal yet?

I'm not sure that this is a good reason to move to San Diego. Or maybe it is. Shall we call it a thread drift, or not? lol
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
May 21, 2013 - 09:20pm PT
Can you please describe a "California Burrito?" Is it different than the typical taco place burritos?
Juan Maderita

Trad climber
"OBcean" San Diego, CA
May 21, 2013 - 09:23pm PT
Grande size flour tortilla filled very full with carne asada, sour cream, cheese, french fries or wedges. Sometimes guacamole.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 21, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
The key to driving through LA is to do it after 8:00 pm and before 5:00 am, Sundays even better. That makes all the difference.

The truth... you can haul ass, like 80 mph all the way.

Any other time you are screwed.

SoCal traffic is a crap shoot. Can't speak for San Diego but you can pretty much count on being stop and go on any freeway in Orange County/LA/Riverside from 7 AM to 8 PM seven days a week.

If there is a wreck at anytime the drive takes forever. Might as well get a hotel and watch the tube until they get it cleared.

SoCal traffic is every bit as bad as rumored. The worst is when it is "stop. accelerate to 70 mph. 1/4 mile later jump on the brakes and stop. repeat. repeat. for miles." It really wears you down.
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 21, 2013 - 10:07pm PT
There are really good Avocados in San Diego, and Citrus of all kinds.

The most Indian Reservations of any county in the US.

The Cleveland National Forest has hundreds of thousands of acres in San Diego County.

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is 916 square miles, and has some of the loosest camping regs of any State Park.

Many mountains over 5,000 ft, some over 6,000ft.

Best surf in the US outside of Hawaii - sorry Santa Cruz...

Gateway to Baja
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
May 21, 2013 - 10:08pm PT
I drive LA every other day, and I average 75-80 most the time
johntp

Trad climber
socal
May 21, 2013 - 10:11pm PT
I drive LA every other day, and I average 75-80 most the time

Where and when?
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 21, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
A California Burrito has french fries in the burrito.

Kinda like a Primanti Brothers sandwich, but not nearly as good.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
May 27, 2013 - 11:49am PT
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 27, 2013 - 01:42pm PT



I dunno about you, but sunrise on Mount Woodson is hard to beat...
The Warbler

climber
the edge of America
May 27, 2013 - 01:48pm PT
Don't hate SD because it's beautiful
other

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 27, 2013 - 03:13pm PT
Brandon, be sure you can earn enough to live in one of the nations most expensive cities. If you move here with no job you'll burn through your savings quickly. You need a minimum of $4000/month net take home to live anywhere in sd county at a LOWER middle class level. Everything here from food to gasoline to rent to electricity is much higher the the national average. The unemployment rate is high. Construction and carpentry jobs are not plentiful. As others have mentioned, sd is much more of an ocean/bay place then a rock/mountain place.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 27, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Hey Other, it isn't always about money. Plenty of dirtbags loving life in san diego (I was one...)
other

Trad climber
LA, CA
May 27, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
There are a huge number of homeless, beggars and people sleeping in their vehicles in San Diego. They don't need competition for scarce low cost housing, parking places and social resources. Yes when it comes to housing it is about money.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 27, 2013 - 03:42pm PT
Don't compete with the homeless? What an argument.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
May 27, 2013 - 03:48pm PT
"SoCal traffic is every bit as bad as rumored."

As a born & raised So Cal native, that's very true.

If you get stuck in it.

It's all about learning the daily/weekly patterns, and finding travel routes & timing that avoids the worst places at the worst times.

That's the crux, though- So Cal is a big place, and there are a lot of micro-patterns to learn. And even with careful planning, the oddball accident sometimes throws everything out the window.

Besides careful planning, a good smart phone traffic app is quite helpful, as are a few radio stations that do regular traffic reports. Have a Plan B in mind, &/or be ready to create one on the fly if necessary.
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