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One great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Vegas Strip is to head for the infamous Area 51, the USAF base that doesn’t exist, even though it does, but really doesn’t, but sort of does. It’s not right around the corner from Las Vegas though, about 2.5 to 3 hours one way. Definitely a true day trip! The sign for Nevada Route 375, E.T. Highway, on the way to Rachel, Nevada 2009   The trip takes you through some wonderful desert landscape which will have you pulling over for […]

It is one of the most covert military bases on American soil, protecting the nation’s most confidential research and development. For decades, the highest levels of government had denied its existence. But behind the barbed wire fences and surveillance cameras are secrets . . .  read more . It’s a fairly new documentary series on the secrets of certain locations in America. So far the series has been done very well, not much whacko type reporting in the episodes at all. Lot’s of facts, theories and great background information. Am looking forward to catching this episode. […]

With Red Flag 10-4 just around the corner, I feel it would do some good to post plane spotting information for Rachel, Nevada. Rachel is the little town near Area 51 and the Nellis Bombing and Gunnery Ranges in Southern Nevada. My first trip to Rachel for a Red Flag was a very interesting and culturally shocking trip as I was very ill-prepared for the trip. I had done limited research and had crude maps with no GPS coordinates to navigate with. That being said, we had a blast discovering a part of Nevada we’d […]

In the final post of this series, we are going to cover a few locations of interest a little further away from Las Vegas. These locations are all within a one day trip from Vegas, though you may consider staying over night at a few. Laughlin, Nevada Laughlin, Nevada is a pretty well known city in the southern tip of Nevada right on the Colorado River.  It has a very old time feeling to it, like visiting Vegas back in the late seventies or eighties. There are plenty of things to do other than gaming […]

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