Krista: Back when there weren't a lot of people living there, I bet the [San Francisco] Bay Area was a nicer place to live than here [Portland, OR].
Me: On the other hand there was a lot more to eat here.
Krista: I don't know. I'm sure there was plenty of food in the Bay Area, too.
Me: You know, the Native Americans near Mount Diablo lived on acorns.
Krista: I wasn't talking about back when there was nothing. I'm talking about something more like thirty years ago.
Me: Oh. I guess there would have been restaurants then.
Krista: The Natives in the Bay Area lived on boiled bark and acorn mash. The Natives here lived on salmon and berries.
Me: Yeah. It would have been better to live up here.