"We don't feel those locks and chains, we won't listen to the lizard part of our brains giving the orders. And in the morning we'll be gone: I'll start the car for Ten Mile Beach, or maybe Avalon, across the water."
Avalon (probably from the Celtic word abal: apple) is a legendary island somewhere in the British Isles featured in the Arthurian legend, famous for its beautiful apples. It first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth's 1136 pseudohistorical account Historia Regum Britanniae ("The History of the Kings of Britain") as the place where King Arthur is taken to recover from his wounds after his last battle at Camlann, and where his sword Caliburn (Excalibur) was forged. The concept of such an "Isle of the Blessed" has parallels in other Indo-European mythology, in particular Tír na nÓg and the Greek Hesperides, the latter also noted for its apples. _Wikipedia