Honeymoon

We met while hiking the Appalachian Trail. It seemed logical to make the site of our honeymoon atop the Continental Divide in Colorado. We took a truck up the mountain rather than backpacking in to the camp site. How else could we include the champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and extra large air mattress? When . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

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  1. It was Friday night–we had each worked our normal eight-hour day. We piled into our new Kaiser and headed for Las Vegas. We got to the Nevada border about 9:00 o’clock in the evening–it was hot. The 1953 Kaiser was boiling. We stopped at Whiskey Pete’s filling station and asked him for water. Pete said that we could have water if we bought gasoline. I bought four bucks worth and pulled over by the side of the station and let the radiator cool off.

    We arrived at the Aladdin Hotel Casino about 11:30, dumped our two small bags in the room and headed for the Taxi stand. He took us to the “Old Hitching Post”. It is still there, but has been moved two blocks away–downtown Las Vegas real estate is expensive.

    The Hitching Post was operated by a Lutheren minister. He married us and his wife and the taxi driver were the witnesses. We gave him ten bucks, his wife two bucks, and the cabby two bucks.

    The next morning we headed for Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) to investigate the main attraction in those days. I’ll have to admit it was an engineering marvel. President Hoover was a mining engineer and he picked the actual spot to build the dam.

    And The Strip was partially gravel road in 1953. It will be 60 years this June–and some friends and relatives said it would never last.

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