The celebration of Christmas, out here, I find so unusual. Check out the Algave plant having red bulbs on the tips. If not that, it is a Santa hat on top of a Saguaro cactus, people shopping for trees wearing shorts and T-shirts, etc...
Three major housing developments underway and more to come. There is a growing thought that residential housing is growing too fast but understand the appeal. If you like mountains, you would love it here. If you are an "ocean" person, you will probably hate it here.
Riding only 14 miles so that I can tackle the above mountain on Saturday, an off trail hike for which I have no route, just a misguided sense of where to go and a hiking partner to keep the wildlife away. A local told me this, "How do you know when you are being stalked by a lion? You'll feel a sharp pain in the back of your neck." Ha, ha. Another guy told me, if you are around 6' and 160+ pounds, a lion will find you more than it can handle but if you are around 5'3", 110 pounds, a lion would find you a tasty morsel. Also, don't hike with a dog.