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Arizona, Nevada, Palm Springs
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MY WESTERN USA TRIP 2005 In March, 2005 a friend of mine and I decided to take a month long self defined tour of the western United States of Arizona, Utah, Nevada and California... It was a whimsical decision.. we had never traveled together before and were just occasional friends, but for some reason we thought we could make a go of it.. The photos in this page are my memories of the trip...  overall it went well and we had a good time.... we even came back friends, although we definitely needed a break from one another after we returned home....  took a couple of weeks to recoup..   LOL ARRIVAL We flew from Toronto, Canada to Las Vegas, Nevada and immediately upon arrival we rented a vehicle and headed to California, although to see the photos of that State leg of the journey you will have to go to  California Memories   (Under development at moment) SCOTTSDALE Having left California we headed to Scottsdale because that was a favourite city of Rob's...   he had many good memories of visits there with this wife and family over the years and wanted to show me the city..    I enjoyed Scottsdale and the trips to the desert.  The only problem is I always imagined the desert to be sand... it isn't... it's rocks...   how very unwelcoming...    Scottsdale and Desert MONTEZUMA CASTLE I enjoyed seeing this 'city' carved into the rocks...  my main purpose in taking this trip was to see sites larger than life... or at least sites that I thought were larger than life.   Oddly enough this site to me was a 'larger than life' site... and one I thoroughly enjoyed.     See  Montezuma Castle GRAND CANYON    I never in a million years thought this would be a big nothing.. but for some reason for me it was exactly that..   A big canyon...  Big Deal..     See other photo albums by going to the photo album section     VARIED PHOTO ALBUMS    
ThomasM
My Grecian Urn
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  In January, 2007 I met the man of my dreams;  a Greek/Italian male living in Corfu, Greece who was a ship's Captain..  We met online and chatted for a week or two, allowing me to fall madly in love with him without even seeing him.    Then I saw his photo and he was more than I could ever have imagined... romantic and handsome all at the same time. He visited me in Toronto for two weeks at Valentine's and in turn went to visit him for two months in Corfu, Greece in April and May, 2007.. Unfortunately due to the long distance nature of the relationship it didn't last, but it left me with beautiful memories that are captured here in photos and in a diary of our trip on the Adriatic ... I shall always be grateful for this memory and for knowing that forever how short the period of time I was blessed to have had the love of my life in my presence...      It has ben 13 years and we haven't seen each other or communicated that much but he has never been replaced in my heart. His name and his picture remain private at his request...   The photos of the trip and subesequent trips I made to Athens after our breakup are in the photo section of this page. The diary of our trip on the Adriatic is in three parts in the Blog section of this page. I hope you enjoy.    
ThomasM