Nice to meet you, Bay area Steve!
I was born in California, near Death Valley, but have lived in the snow belt most of my life. We came to Dayton in the mid 1970's and I spend a lot of time (and money) in Yellow Springs, as my chiropractor and acupuncturist both practice there. Love your title "Beach Engineer" I try to get to a beach whenever possible! Happy New Year to you and yours!