Las Vegas: Mt Charleston

While in Las Vegas I traveled 30 minutes north to a hiking oasis.

You would never believe it, 30 minutes north of Las Vegas it gets cool.

Out West 2017! Extraterrestrial Highway

During my road trip out west I had a couple days to hang with my aunt in Nevada. We had no set plans but somehow we ending up talking ourselves into taking a drive to go to see Area 51.
I drove and we really didn’t know where we were going so we sort of followed directions going north.

The scenery was other worldly. I felt like I was on another planet. It was a long drive but we finally see a sign so we know we are on the right track.

At this point our phones are useless. It is just miles and miles of roads. We look for Area 51 but all we see are dirt roads to “nowhere”. When we arrived back to my aunt’s house that night we discovered that one of those dirt roads was probably the way to Area 51. There is no signage.

We stop at a little alien town along the way, it could be creepy at night.

It was fall and the sun was starting to set early. Those roads were scary during the day so we decided to turn back to get to civilization before dark. It proved to be a very healing trip. My cousin (my aunt’s niece) passed away earlier in the year. One of her favorite recent trips was down this highway. We were able to think fondly of her as we passed the signs.

Out West 2017! Heading to Vegas

A big trip of the year is heading west for my birthday.
I started in Las Vegas to visit my aunt and ended in Colorado to visit my friends.
We had many stops along the way.

While in Vegas I got my fill of Babystacks Cafe with 2 separate visits. Needless to say it was very good but probably very unhealthy.

Lolo Rick’s Adobo Fried Rice

Red Velvet Panckes

Huevos Rancheros

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut

I took a vist down to Freemont street.

Not being a big gambler, we just chose to try an old fashioned vegas buffet. It was terrible but when in Rome (or Vegas).