Very interesting. In San Diego, I lived in a place called Lomita Village and worked in El Cajon. (a couple of times, during my first marriage). We could drive to the mountains, or to the desert, within 30 minutes to an hour.

But I've never really been to the desert (except for the parts that the interstates and other roads go through, which I don't think qualify as desert).

Marge is the love of my life.