Today it’s a very special day. I’m starting a project that will keep me busy for the next three weeks and will surely bring me unforgettable memories. Gordon and I are driving from Los Angeles to Canada crossing the entire west coast, which means 8 US states and 2 Canadian provinces. On the way up, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Idaho and Montana, where we cross the border and arrive in Alberta. We’ll stay there for about 10 days and then head to British Columbia, reentering the United States via Washington and Oregon until making our way back to the starting point.
I have no idea how many miles this will mean. But I’m certainly looking forward to visiting so many places at once. I’ve never done a road trip like that, and imagine it must be something very unique.
If you paid attention to the map below, the red line doesn’t cross Arizona. Yes, this is the part we go slightly off track. We will take the opportunity with this trip to produce stories for Brazilian TV Network SBT. The first one is tomorrow at the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s the inauguration of the Grand Canyon skywalk, a 4000 feet high glass walkway inside the Hualapai nation. I’m so excited to check this out! Can’t imagine the experience of seeing the canyon floor all the way down there.
We’re now on our way to Las Vegas, where we will spend the night. I love Las Vegas. It is a place so hot, but so hot, that during summer I don’t even feel comfortable going to the pool because there are usually no shades. But it is a place of fantasies, the Disney for adults – by the way, the best description I’ve ever heard.
Gordon is driving and we begin crossing the Mojave Desert between California and Nevada, just the first part of the trip, which I’m already familiar with. The best thing is to remember that the adventure is just beginning.