Hawthorne, NV High 79 Low 52
We left Las Vegas on Monday and spent the night in Alamo, NV. Not much there we are in the middle of no-where Nevada and there was an RV park.
Tuesday we headed to the land of Aliens and Area 51.
First stop was at the beginning of the Extra Terrestrial Highway.
We kept a sharp lookout for any UFO’s or alien abductors, but we succeeded in making it to the black mail box without any problems.
The Black Mailbox (which is now painted white) is known as a meeting place for those who are looking for UFO’s. The box’s owner is a rancher by the name of Steve Medlin who does not believe that aliens are landing to pick up their mail.
Steve added the smaller mailbox, marked Alien, after he got tired of receiving letters directed to visitors from outer space. It is constructed out of thick, bulletproof metal and locked with massive padlocks because alien hunting fanatics began stealing his mail and firing guns at the box.
If you continue down the road towards Groom Lake you will soon see signs that warn you to KEEP OUT! We didn’t venture down the dirt road so this picture is from the internet showing the sign and if you look on the hill you will see the G-men guarding the borders of Area 51. From what I learned, for a first offense at trespassing you get a $600 fine and escorted by armed guards off the property.
We continued on our search for aliens and it wasn’t long before we found the Alien Research Center.
Not much happening in the research area so we continued on. There is very little traffic on this highway. Just goes on for many miles with some pretty scenery.
Next stop – Rachel, NV and the Little A'Le'Inn. Rachel is the only “town” along the ET Highway. And the only thing in the town is the A’Le”Inn.
Dollar bills cover the ceiling behind the bar.
Lots of alien stuff. The alien in red looks rather scary.
Continuing our journey, the wind started to howl. I turned the wheel back over to Jim.
No more encounters with aliens or G-men but we did have a few cows we had to slow down for. The highway is open range and cows wander all over the road. This would not be a good road to drive in the dark.
Wonder what happened to the little green man that was in this UFO that crashed.
We had planned to stay at the casino in Tonopah but the RV spots have all been taken by long term residents with big propane tanks. We aren’t boondocking because we did not bring our big generator and it is way too hot to not have air conditioning.
Even with the wind howling around us we pressed on for another 104 miles to Hawthorne, NV which is where we are currently parked at Whiskey Flats RV Park. Jim was very impressed with how well the Hensley Hitch controlled any sway from the wind.