Long Beach, California
Here I had everything I could ask for. I had a free beach shower close by and a basketball court 2 minutes walk away. The reason I had chosen Long Beach in the first place is “Sublime”. Sublime was my favorite band from the age of 17 on up to my twenties. Long Beach was the hometown of all the band members. You can still find artwork which is dedicated to the lead singer – Bradly Nowell. He died in 1992.
On the second evening, I met with a guy who found my blog on Godlike Productions. GLP is an internet forum for all kind of weirdos. The good and the really crazy ones. He was one of the great people you are able to find among the lunatics who roam in hordes on this website. Anyhow – I love all people that think outside the box. He brought his son along and we had a great dinner together.
He was not the only interesting encounter on my journey since Santa Cruz. There were many spontaneous meetings with people along the way. I had many good conversations with people in a vape club in Monterey. It was the perfect place to hang out. Here I chilled the afternoons with a fellow called Kyle. Every day I met very unique people: travelers from Italy with a monstrous RV I shared my prime spot in Malibu with or a guy who roamed around the country with nothing more than a small bag.
The point I want to make is: I am grateful for a wide variety of interesting and friendly people. Life did not disappoint me on this important aspect to me. I also appreciate cozy places close to the beach, which I received on a daily base. That is no coincidence – mind and attitude bend probabilities. That is a fact!