I lived in south Cal a long time but this place is more my speed. Values, morales, etc. it isn’t for everyone but it is a lot like Iowa where I grew up back in the elate ‘60s early ‘70s, out from a big town people still stop to help, talk, etc. Sioux Falls is still mostly nice but we are getting some of the big city issues, it was inevitable. Nothing like where I lived in ca. Just remind her we still have water, food doesn’t cost as much cost of living is less unemployment is lower and earthquakes are generally no worry. Don’t remind her of winter or tornadoes.