I am from NY, and living in California during winter is not cool to me. Winter is about snow and blankets. These last few weeks it has been around the 70's here.
It makes me sad, my entire Family is in the East Coast. Snow is in the east coast. We were able to go to NY 2 years ago during Christmas, it was great to see my Family again. We were there during a 3 day blizzard and it was so much fun. It had been the first time my kids had been in the snow, they just loved it.
Next week my parents are coming out here to visit us for 2 weeks, I'm glad, but still sad that it's not us going there. I miss having real winters!