The third and fourth weeks, their last two weeks in the US, were even more hectic for our Serbian adventurers. At the beginning of the third week, they gave an excellent presentation about the framework for spatial planning in Serbia – the audience, a select group of SPPA-ers, loved it! Then they flew to sunny San Diego, located on the Pacific coast of the state of California, to participate in the annual national conference of the American Planning Association. This conference has over 4,000 attendees from all over the U.S. and from a few other countries. In San Diego, they stayed in a cute hostel in the historic Gaslamp quarter of San Diego, a 10-minute walk away from the conference venue, the San Diego Convention Center. For three-and-half days, they attended numerous sessions, heard from excellent speakers, and learned about cutting-edge planning strategies in housing, transportation, community development, and historic preservation. In spite of the packed conference schedule, they managed to tear themselves away for brief periods from all the invigorating intellectual food that they were being served at the conference and explore the beaches, the waves, and the eclectic food scene of downtown San Diego. Right after the conference, they took a bus to reach LALA land – Los Angeles, the city of dreams. Iva and Jovana spent two magical days there before flying back to Iowa City. Then they had one full day in Iowa City before they boarded a late-night bus for the 5-hour journey to Chicago, their next stop. A day of seeing the many architectural wonders in Chicago was the icing on the cake for their amazing American adventure.