I really have no idea why this one has popped up inside my head again, but just loving the trip down memory lane.
The idea of dreams in a big country:
One day I just decided to leave my home in small-town rainy UK and get on a plane to LA.
I remember driving eastwards along I-15 towards Vegas, and being amazed at the far horizon, wide open sky, the brightness of the sunlight, the sense of opportunity in a new big country........
Never looked back, and while I now live in Australia, there's a lot of similarity in the appearance, lifestyles, and opportunities in those 2 countries.