America, the land of infinte opportunites, where rivers of milk and honey flow through the lands – these kinds of sweet promises had already attracted the first European settlers. Even nowadays, countless travelers and imigrants are drawn to the promises of the American dream. Since 2013 I traveled several times through the southwestern states of the US, having one question in mind: If the myth of „the American way of life“ is still present today, and if so, what it actually involves. While there, I concentrated on small things or scenes lying very naturally on the side of the road, almost behind every corner. Only at a second glance they leave an impression and tell stories about American quirks and peculiarities and something called the American Dream.