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When I was envisioning the end of this trip, I thought of basking in the So Cal sun. Ironically, after 4 weeks of mostly reasonable weather crossing the entire country, I hit an entire week of thunderstorms and rain when I was riding down the Pacific Coast Highway. I arrived to LA pretty soaked. The air is foggy, rain falls constantly, and the sun is hiding under a heavy blanket of clouds. It feels like London with palm trees.
After riding down the twisty curves of Big Sur, I stopped to see Hearst Castle. Nestled in between the mountains and the ocean, the castle is an abundant display of wealth – both of man and nature. So, when putting this video together I could not resist using the Smiths’ song “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I want” for the soundtrack 🙂 One can’t stop wondering when touring this modern palace whether financial wealth brings happiness. Tomorrow I will be meeting with Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, who has studied this question in her lab, so I will have a chance to ask. From what I have read so far, it seems like the short answer is “no”. ..