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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

Torrey


18th of September
The inspiration of the journey…

After having our breakfast, we started the course towards the most adventurous part of the journey, to the southwest states of USA.
The first canyon we saw was the Virgin River Canyon. Highly impressive!
Huge rocks with amazing colors.
The darkness was giving its place to a relentlessly blinding sunshine here and then.
We crossed from Nevada to Utah. Red rocks with strange shapes everywhere.
After a while, we left the highway and followed the route towards Hurricane and Zion National Park.

From then on, it started the course, which, I guess, I organized the whole journey for. Those were the landscapes that I was seeing into the Globus.

«Christos, sweetheart, what do you think, as a more objective observer? How do you find it»?
«Which one»???
«This one!! The landscape ahead»!!!
«It’s just rocks»!!!
(I am speechless, but I don’t loose my nerve, neither I’ m sort of arguments!!!)
«Yes, of course. But nice rocks, nevertheless»!



God’s natural temple!!!

We arrived at the Zion National Park. Here the steep mountainsides of the canyon, which was created by the River Virgin, reach in height the 1000mt, creating big columns and deep alcoves.

The Mormons, in the 19th century, had called this place “God’s natural temple”.

We continued towards the Red Canyon, just before Bryce Canyon. The sky was dark and heavy due to the upcoming storm and the colors were absolutely incredible.


The monsters of the nature!!!

The unique Bryce Canyon National Park was right in front of our eyes!!! We covered a panoramic course of 30klm approximately. In many places of its length, the reflections of the light were creating pink, orange and red shadings, composing an almost surreal atmosphere.
Bryce Canyon National Park is not really a canyon. It looks more like a multitude of cracks and closed areas. The erosion has created dents and grooves on the soft mountainsides of limestone, chiseling sharp edges, tops and amazing arches.
The main characteristic of the park is a collection of gigantic natural amphitheaters. The red, orange and white colors of the rocks offer amazing views to the visitors of the park.

Our first stop was at the Sunset Point and our second at the Bryce Point.



Our camera is on fire!!!
We left behind us the Bryce Canyon and moved towards Escalante, through the passages. Far at the horizon, we could see the veil of the rain.
Here we saw a completely different kind of rocks!! After the artificial gigantic creations of Las Vegas, we were now seeing the gigantic, breathtaking creations of the nature, within amazing scenery!!!


Breathless…

We were still in Utah, which never gets bored of changing colors, from the beige of ochre to the crimson. We were moving to the street’s eyebrow, in between the passages.
It was six o’clock in the evening and the light was fading. The colors were very different now.
Even the rainbow here is different.

We had seen so many amazing things, only in one day!!!

We were having difficulties accepting and digesting all this barrage of pictures. We were not able to elaborate so much information within so little space of time. I had the fear that we would “crash down”…

We stored pictures and feelings. We would analyze them at some point, later on, when we would have the proper time to do it.
At the last part of this course, towards the Capitol Reef National Park, we were moving at an altitude of 3.200mt or 9.600 feet, when the Alpic meadows started appearing.
While driving down to Torrey, where we would spend the night, the rocks were on fire by the sun which was slowly setting. An Indian village appeared to our right side.

We arrived at Torrey, where we slept at the Days Inn Torrey Capitol Reef.



 

 

 

 

 

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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