Back in 2015 Mrs. Bastard and I moved from Milwaukee after 35 years of live all over Wisconsin to try our hands at some of the best weather in the ConUS; San Diego. Well, yea the weather's perfect but that's all it has going for it. Cost of living is absolutely nuts! a 3bd-2ba with a small attached garage can run upwards of $600K depending on neighborhood (our current rental is that size with comps in the mid $500's in Mira Mesa). And the politics is getting rather nutty as well. We're self-proclaimed Libertarians who lean Red if we have to pick a side, there's no place out here for independent thought like that from what I've gathered. Now with that whole "New California" movement, and we're both pretty sick of our jobs, we're looking east. My folks live in Ft. Myers, and I've got business connections in Tampa so we're thinking Gulf Coast between Tampa and Naples. So, what's the riding like? And for that matter, life in general? My dad rides his 2014 Street Glide with his American Legion buddies on weekly rides and occasional rallies. I prefer street riding, and I'm not opposed to packing light for a long weekend into the Smokey's a few times a year. I've been to FL a bunch of times and the motorcycle scene doesn't seem too much different than it does here in San Diego.