California On The Road
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Noisy sea lions laying on the boat docks of the crowded Pier 39.
Behind them, you can almost touch a small island with probably one of the most popular prisons in the world on it.
After a hot clam chowder you come back to your hotel room, climbing the steep streets and putting your hood up against the cool wind of summer evenings.
Your legs are burning and asking you to have some rest but you're not listening, with the Golden Gate Bridge kissed by the golden hour in your eyes and you know that you'll keep this view in your mind forever.
You are here, in San Francisco, California. You have just started a journey you have dreamed about and planned in your mind billions of times, imagining colours, flavours, sensations and keeping your expectations high with movies and books.
The journey continues through the green American National Parks, Yosemite and Sequoia, where you won't be able to take your eyes off the sky, looking at those majestic giants.
The freaky Las Vegas will make you smile when you'll see a middle-aged woman spending her money at a slot machine in a huge Caesar's room at 8 am in the morning, while having breakfast with your Starbucks frappuccino.
You'll think not being on Earth anymore while enjoying the Death Valley lunar view from the top of Zabriskie Point and Arizona colors will literally blow your mind. You'll beg the guide to let you keep walking a little more through that shaded red canyon eroded by water and wind for ages, and you'll get breathless running towards the Horseshoe Bend at the sunset to convince yourself that this view will be one the most wonderful things you'll ever see in your life.
While watching endless streets and deserted landscapes from the car window, you'll see that white numbers printed on the road and you'll feel like being in a movie. You'll seat on that boiling asphalt to capture that moment, only 2 white figures but they'll seem like a piece of history to you.
Your journey will end where your dreams had started, in the city of angels on a long beach and a ferris wheel on the background.
California on the road, the myth of our generation: you can prepare for this road trip in millions different ways because everyone has pictured it differently.
Including or excluding close cities, natural parks or attractions determine all the possible combinations but here you'll find our choice, the ultimate itinerary that seemed perfect to us.
In 13 days we drove for 3.515 km, crossed 4 States, stayed in 8 different hotels and we would do it again exactly the same.