* Water -- as in Bear Creek, Black Rascal Creek and Lake Yosemite.
* Walking and biking friendly trails. Here in Barstow walking is a death sport. And there's no way in hell I could bike up these hills.
* Fog. Yes, FOG. The same thing I hated riding my bike through to school but oddly enough I really miss it now.
Just to be fair, there's something I don't miss: mosquitos! :o)