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// SEPTEMBER 2009
Movie stars!
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Las Vegas


17th of September 
Taste of Wild West!!!

We started our journey towards Las Vegas, by driving on the interstate highway 15. Somewhere at this point, it started, for us the uninitiated ones, the journey to the Wild West.

We arrived at the ghost town Calico, which has been reconstructed and is now a tourist attraction. We found a cowboy village, with its mine, its sheriff, its prison and…lots of people. Meanwhile I had worn my cowboy hat, so as to feel more the atmosphere!

But the shoes…the shoes, damn it! Definitely irrelevant and not completing the…“outfit”!!!
We chose a saloon
for chili and beer. The heat was unbearable. Death Valley was only 110 miles away and the hot breath of the desert was already touching us.
 


When we dared mention our discomfort, we got the hush answer:

«Today is fresh. Last week it hit 55».

What 55? Are we talking about degrees?

Were they out of their minds? We looked meaningfully at each other and we saw clearly mirrored in our eyes the tendency of escaping right away.

«Christos, let’s get the hell out of here, “we will catch our death” in this Godforsaken place»!!!

But it was too late for changing destination now…

Christos seemed to be enjoying with my discomfort. Of course, he was in the same condition, but he still hoped that difficulties like that would make my enthusiasm fade away. But he couldn’t know then that I was adamant as far as this journey, though, could he???
 

All is fiction!!!

After a while, we crossed from the state of California to the state of Nevada and we moved towards Las Vegas.

The international capital city of gambling is located in the middle of the desert.

Unique city! Everything seems to be exorbitant, famous, and impressive. All is fiction and all was in front of our eyes!

Las Vegas can not be described with one word only. It is Ancient Rome, charming Paris, the Egyptian Pyramids and the Channels of Venice too… It is all of them put together into the shinny wrapping of the most popular destination in the world and at the same time it is the archetypical city of big spending.

While riding to its streets, it felt as if we were doing the round of the world.



 

We arrived at The Venetian, the hotel which would host us for that night.


 

Should we get married again???

We had thought of finding an “Elvis” to remarry us. After 24 years of marriage we were entitled to a harmless stupidity. But then….I started having second thoughts…

«But…again with the same man? Aren’t there any other men in the world?»

A strange impulse made me forget for a minute my mother’s advice:
«He is a good man, girl… It’s a waist, really, to start searching for somebody else now…»

Six years have passed and Christos still laughs, when we remember those things…
But next time, I will definitely do it! Even if I have to…rent the “husband” and the pastor!!!

I have promised that to myself!

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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