U.S.A. Road Trip – Day 6

Monday, 28th July 2014
Las Vegas (NV) – Laguna Beach, Los Angeles (CA)
approx. 445 kilometers

What a wonderful world.

It is really on trips like these where you realize the concept of life and the true beauty of it. Traveling gives time to yourself, to meditate and to give significance to every little thing you do. You get to see new places, to meet new people, and every single one of these triggers an emotion in you that you will keep in your heart.

Walking around Las Vegas (NV) in the morning gave me a complete different view about the city. Where were all the people? I’m sure their motto is something like: “Sleep all day, play all night.” The streets were almost empty. There were some people sitting here and there, having breakfast whilst sipping their orange juice and having a croissant, but for the rest: no traces of people. Vegas is so exciting by night; the lights, the music and the people create a certain atmosphere. But during the day, it is really a city like every other.

With departure at 11am and a short stop in a desert full of cactuses, we arrived in Laguna Beach (CA) around 6pm. We are spending three days at a friend’s house, which is always a good opportunity to get to know a place through the eyes of a native.

Tonight’s night is one I will remember for a very long time. Whilst driving along the beach at sunset, a handful of dolphins were performing in the water 20 meters from the shore. It was a real spectacle. To watch these dolphins deliberately jump around in the Pacific Ocean, right in front of my eyes with a pink/orange colored sky in the background, was literally breathtaking.

Finally, as if this wasn’t enough, we had dinner with a spectacular view on the restaurant’s pool and the stunning colors of the sky. …What else can one ask for?

Today really made me reflect: “Live each day as if it were your last.”

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