Welcome to the West Coast - or welcome back if you are originally from the area.
When I originally moved to Oregon from Indiana in the 1980s, there was some culture shock. I loved it but even so it took some time to acclimate. In the end, I can't imagine living in any other region.
Thank you, Steph. I've visited just once, and it feels like a very warm, intelligent group...comfortable and conversation that is an interchange, not a diatribe. Mostly about atheism, of course, but I'm going to expand into more sexual groups. I'm a full time writer having been laid off teaching, so it's a nice break, but I have to remember to write, promote, and blog -- talk about multitasking.