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// SEPTEMBER 2009
Movie stars!
London
Vancouver
Three Valley Lake
San Francisco
Monterey
Pacific Coastal Highway 1
Los Angeles
Las Vegas
Torrey
Monument Valley
Grand Canyon
Santa Fe
Denver
Ottawa
Niagara Falls
New York
Boston
Quebec
Montreal
Kamloops
Lake Louise
Banff
Canmore
Calgary
Sausalito
Napa
San Simeon
Santa Barbara
Malibu
Santa Monica
Venice
Calico Ghost Town
Zion National Park
Bryce National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Arches National Park
Flagstaff
Petrified Forest National Park
Painted Desert
Ice Caves, Grants
Albuquerque
Los Cerrillos
Los Alamos
Taos
Taos Pueblo
Montreal
Toronto
Mystic Seaport
Newport
Plymouth

Denver


22nd of September
The hidden secret!!!

Well fed and with plenty of energy, after our Mexican breakfast, we took the route towards Los Alamos, which was a centre for nuclear tests, since the Second World War. Today is a centre for scientific research.

After having a quick stop and a promenade in the town, we continued our trip towards Taos, which, often, is called the soul of the Southwest USA.
Taos is surrounded by ski centers. In the last 20 miles, before arriving there, we were moving into a beautiful forest.
We entered Taos and had a promenade, on foot, in the centre of the village.


 

It is an artistic community.
At Ledoux Street, one may see the oldest and most beautiful buildings, all built in typical, Mexican architecture. Beautiful, hand made jewels are sold in various shops, sunflowers can be seen everywhere and above all there is…a hidden secret: the Taos pueblo.

It is one of the most well preserved Pueblos, continuously inhabited for a thousand years and also one of the Monuments of Universal Heritage of Unesco. Today, in those multileveled houses _which are shaped like cubes and they create compact settlements_ live 1500 members of the Tiwa tribe.
We arrived and activated the cameras. There was a wonderful smell surrounding us. They were burning something which had some strong aroma and there was something very special and beautiful in the way that the air was spreading the smoke, which was coming out of the chimneys.

We admired the architecture of the Pueblos, the multi-storey constructions, which are built in an extraordinary way, in order to make difficult the access for the undesirable ones.

Church, adobe houses, wooden sheds, traditional bakery shops… Another world, really, almost another planet…

 


Like a low flight…

We continued our journey towards Denver, following a course that reminded us of Alps and we felt hungry!!! High altitude, after all, demands energy!!! We supplied ourselves with burritos, which we bought from a restaurant on the road and then we continued all the way up, towards Denver.
We arrived at Eagle Nest, which is literally nestled next to a lake. We continued, having lost any hope of seeing a proper cactus in New Mexico.

We passed by the state of Colorado and, in the depths of the horizon, we saw the peaks of the Rocky Mountains, covered by snow.

Now we had our explanation for the chill that we were experiencing. Fifty miles away from Denver, it was snowing on the motorway too. We were driving at an altitude of 7.362 feet. This course felt like…a low flight.

We saw the first pictures of the city of Denver and we located our hotel too. The Brown Palace Hotel Denver


23rd of September

We left behind us our excellent hotel in Denver and we went to the airport, so as to be able to catch our flight to Montreal. 

Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
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Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
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Country: United States
Date: 2009
Route: Canada - United States of America
Cities: London, Vancouver, Three Valley Lake, San Francisco, Monterey, Pacific Coastal Highway 1, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Torrey, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon , Santa Fe, Denver, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, New York, Boston, Quebec, Montreal
Duration: 18 days
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Population: 322.762.000
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