72? Holy chit.... ! When you get to Cali... Meet up with Chili Phil and other HAMBrs. It's better than when I got to Cali not knowing anyone, freshly divorced, jobless, and broke... Perfect Trifecta of crap! But after a couple of car and aircraft shows and races i connected with my kind of people and they steered me in the right direction for work and housing! I stayed a couple of years and a couple of other home town buddies moved close by and hit their stride early because of my guidance and through connections Ive made Earning more than they could ever earn in the Midwest for similar positions. I moved on to Texas and my friends stayed in California and one recently retired at age 59 he rents out his beach house for obscene money and travels all over. The other sold his house in California and cleared almost a million and moved to New Mexico. But now he has family to visit in California and Wisconsin and is virtually living mortgage free with very little going to the government! Yes California has changed but it's pretty much what you make it and it helps to have the HAMB network to guide you in the right direction. Go West young man and prove the nay Sayers wrong!