Us "West coasters" often refer to our side of the US as the "Left Coast" ("Left coast is the best coast, yo!") And even though I'm land-locked right now (about 5 hours for me to get to the left coast) I still consider it my favorite place to be. And I know I'm going to retire there someday. When I get to missing it too much, I can pull out my brushes and paints in those colors that call to me and paint up a little memory. I can almost feel the Pacific breeze, hear the gulls and smell the salty tang.