Spent some time installing vinyl tops on cars of the 70's era, in and around the bay area, Concord/Walnut Creek, Pittsburgh, Antioch, Oakley etc.. I also spent time working as a carpenter down there back in 79-81 before ultimately returning to the Seattle area. Loved the weather, hated the traffic!
My parents built a custom house out in Apple Valley and lived there for about 15 years. I visited a lot and really liked the area (I love the desert). I was hoping to eventually inherit that house and even pass it on to my kids as it had sentimental value to me. My mom passed a few years ago and my dad re-married and sold that house and moved up north.