Here is the next instalment of my monthly feature going through the States of the United States in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.
Location – on the West Coast between Mexico and Oregon. It is the third largest state in area after Alaska and Texas.
Nicknames – The Golden State
Capital – Sacramento
Flower – California Poppy
State Tree – Giant Sequoia
Signature foods – sourdough bread, Cobb Salad
Famous people born in California – Tom Hanks, Cher, Julia Child, Robert Redford, Shirley Temple Black, Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Sally Field, Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe and too many others to mention!
You will find The Getty Center in Los Angeles – boy would I like to go there! It was opened in 1997 and is a fantastic art museum.
And it would be great to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway. This great road runs between San Francisco/Los Angeles and San Diego.
I have been to Yosemite National Park - awe inspiring – and you have to watch out for bears!
Go to this Pinboard to see the States of the Month so far.