Las Vegas early in the morning. Melinda & Gail tried to
talk me into staying a little longer. It's hard to leave when
you've met people and made friends.
me out for breakfast, then to the University of Las Vegas to show me
where he uses the computers. He gave me his e-mail address to
keep in contact.
headed out to Rachel, NV. Found a free place to set up my
tent--right between the Area 51 Research Center & the Little
ALE'INN. There was one large RV. He was the only other
visitor there. Talked him into driving with me up as close as
we could go to Groom Lake. He reluctantly agreed. As we
got closer to the fence, we could see the security guys sitting in
their white trucks. That's as far as we dared to go.
after dark, a camper with 3 or 4 people arrived at the Little
ALE'INN. A jet flew over with his after-burners on (I think
that's what they are called) and huge flames came out of the
back. He broke the sound barrier 3 times. By then,
everyone was outside excited, looking upward, and "ooing &
ahhing". It was fun.
the air base might have been putting on a little show for
Rachel. Everyone was enjoying themselves. People drive
all the way out there hoping to see something--anything.
used to say, "Someday I'm going to Rachel, NV and have my
picture taken in front of the "Little ALE'INN" sign! Well,
here I am!