Sunday, March 27, 2011

Leaving Vegas

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Goodbye Las Vegas….moving on up the road to The Valley Of Fire state park.  This is an awesome place with beautiful red rock scenery, Indians lived here for thousands of yrs and left behind lots of evidence of their stay.Valley of Fire State Park 090Valley of Fire State Park 031Valley of Fire State Park 034We had this awful parking spot.

Valley of Fire State Park 036These rocks were called the beehives because of their round shape and layers.

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The stairs went up to some of the petroglyphs on the rocks…what do they mean?  They meant something to someone.Valley of Fire State Park 081

These cabins were built by the CCC for workers to live in while the park was being developed.  This was the first state park built in Nevada in early 1930’s

Valley of Fire State Park 083We had lunch with this guy, didn’t get his name.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Carol Shelby Automotives

We visited the Shelby World Headquarters in Las Vegas one day.  They had a very good display of all the models he has produced since the late 1960’s.

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las vegas 017NO…he can’t have one, but they did sell two while we were there.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Out of this world

We have always heard all the stories about aliens and Area 51 and watched all the tv shows about the extraterrestrials landing and seeing the lights in the skies.  So we decided to check out the Extraterrstrial Highway for ourselves. Hwy 375 is north of Las Vegas.

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We finally made it to Rachel and the only business in town was the Little

A-le-Inn.  Well of course we had to go in and check it out, besides it was the only place to get something to eat in the last 100 miles.

ale-e-inn 009las vegas 023Some of the folks working there looked a little shady but, we bellied up to the bar and ordered an alien burger, actually it was pretty good and we were hungry.

Looking around we saw a poster for the new movie Paul and found out some of it was filmed there. Haven’t seen the movie yet but, we will looks really funny.

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So after our burger we got back in the ship and headed back to Las Vegas.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Things to do in Las Vegas

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Eating out with friends is the number one thing to do.

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Visiting Red Rock Canyon just about 30 miles from Las Vegas.

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Visiting the new bridge built over Hoover Dam by-passing the dam.

las vegas 034 Driving around Lake Mead.

las vegas 041And seeing an occasional coyote.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Las Vegas

From Palm Springs we traveled across th Mojave Desert up to Las Vegas.  Driving through Joshua Tree  National Park is always interesting.  The trees are weird looking the first time you see them. They are named after Joshua in the bible because the first explorers thought they looked like a man with his arms reaching upward.

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                                                                                                           We spent one night in Primm, Nv just across the state line.  Of course, casinos was all you could find so we stayed in the parking lot of Whiskey Pete’s.

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We will be in Las Vegas until March 22.