Five dollars and 20 cents for a gallon of gas. The number says a lot.
Yes, it may be the most expensive gas in America. But $5.20 doesn't begin to explain essence -- the rich, off-beat, some might say, eccentric, essence of Gorda, Calif.
Tucked away along the California coastline, three hours from anywhere, Gorda is the kind of town a car can speed through in mere seconds.
But for those who pull in, there is only one restaurant, one store, one incredible view, and one pricey gas station.
"I've only been here a year but this is the place I want to be and this is the place where I want to go to heaven," Gorda resident Julie Hogan said.