“Such was life in the Golden Gate: Gold dusted all we drank and ate…” — Robert Frost
QUESTION: Is or isn’t California in the Southwest?
Depends on who you talk to. According to the map alone, California is in the southwest.
Yet when you consider the characteristics California shares with states undeniably southwest such as Arizona and New Mexico ~ warm and dry climate, relatively sparse population ~ only the southeastern portion of the state qualifies.
Nevertheless, your Western road-trip could take you through Northern California, so YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW about the terrific food waiting for you there. …