Me too. I left in 1973 when I was just turning 30, with long hair.(ahem)
Something you didn't know:
""San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" is a song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie. It was written and released in 1967 to promote the Monterey Pop Festival."
It took Phillips 20 minutes to write the song for his friend McKenzie...a one hit wonder for McKenzie.
I moved to TX in 1973 and have never looked back. I was just in CA (dealing with my Mom who broke her leg at almost 99). I hated every minute of it and couldn’t wait to return to WI. I have to go back soon and dread the trip.
It struck me how NOISY the place is. For a bunch of greenies who are against all types of pollution, I guess they’ve never considered NOISE pollution.