I think I’ve mentioned before how Californians and Texans have different ideas of what the word “barbecue” means. In California, if you use an outdoor grill, it’s a barbecue. You can have a barbecue that involves just hamburgers. I myself didn’t know any better until I went to Texas, and there it means something much more specific. I think I read an article on barbecuing there where they made fun of how Californians think of barbecue.

Anyway, I think, and I’m not sure about this, but Northern Californians and Southern Californians have different notions of “camping”. I dunno, I went camping a lot when I was a kid and it meant something fairly specific. Somewhere with a lot of trees. Places you can hike. Rangers. Wildlife. Preferably bear warnings. Campfires. You know, stuff like that.

But I once went camping with some SoCal people and it was bizarre – we went to a beach. No trees. No rangers, I think. Way too close to civilization – we went to a movie one night. I dunno, it was just a different concept of camping. But why would you go to a beach to camp? I dunno, that just makes no sense to me.

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