Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Vegas Road Trip (part1)

We're back! Okay, we've been back for a while  but we've been in recovery mode. Anytime we take a road  trip somewhere it takes us a week or two to get back to normal. We had an early start to our trip and we well into an hour of driving when we realized we were going south instead of east. Apparently , both Jesse and I can read driving directions worth a lick. We missed out turn about an hour beforehand. We had to double back and keep a close eye on the GPS app. Man, it wasn't great that we lost an hour and half but at least Jess was okay with it. The drive through the east side of Nevada is a lot more scenic than through the southern part of Nevada.

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Walker Lake

Once we got on the 95 our trip was back on track ;definitely not on schedule because we weren't going to make up the lost 2 hours. We went through this small town called Hawthorne. We kept seeing huge mounds and warehouse from the distance. Once we got closer we learned that the whole valley floor is used store munitions. It was really amazing to see whole valley floor covered in munitions. That's 226 square acres covered in bombs, chemicals ,and artillery shells.

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We pulled in and checked out a neat little munitions museum they had there. It had some really impressive antique shells and deactivated bombs. I was so wrapped up looking at everything that I forgot to take photos of the inside. I did take these photos out front.

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It was a fun little stop. I was worried about "wasting the time". Growing up, whenever we went on a road trip my father would always drive straight through barely stopping to even take a bathroom break. Whenever I travel with Jess, I can stop wherever and whenever I want. It's nice to have a considerate husband who won't get mad because I need to pee.

I think I'm going to make this a two part post. There's too many photos to fit in one post.  It's suppose to snow this week. It's nothing compared with the Mid West is suppose to get but it'll be nice to see some snow on the ground.

I leave you with a photo of my handsome Ridley being a sexy cat. Hope everyone has a great week.

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  1. oh how cool! it is a dream of me since years going on a road trip to vegas!!! i guess you had a great time, you look so happy on that one picture;) can´t wait for the rest!!
    haha and ridley indeed is a very sexy cat;)

    1. Thank you. Going from North to South proved to be much more easier and interesting.

      He was doing his best impression of Sean Connery.

  2. the pics are so scenic, hope u r having a fabulous time in the sin city?

    1. Thank you. It was a great trip and there wasn't much sinning. Not this time around.

  3. really nice photos!!! love the haircolour :)
    Maybe we follow each other!?
    Let me know :)


  4. That's the kind of history laden spot I'd definitely want to pull over for, too. It's awesome that you guys blue skies to drive under - you just know a road trip is going to be a great one when that happens (or at least it means that up here in Canada, in my experience).

    ♥ Jessica

    1. It was so amazing! The whole valley was pretty neat. It was a beautiful day too. A brisk, bright day is perfect for traveling 400+ miles.

  5. Yay, road trip pix!
    I thought every road led to Vegas?!
    O, the US is so massive, it's really easy to get lost!
    The munitions museum is fascinating, G would love that.
    Ridley is a sexpot showoff!

    1. I'm getting better at carrying the camera with me. It was a gorgeous side of Nevada I hadn't seen. I wish every year lead to Vegas. Hopefully we'll be able to go next year to Viva Las Vegas. Ridley was posing just for you Helga.

  6. A road trip across America is my dream holiday Mariela, so I love seeing these photos of your trip to Vegas, it's just how I always imagine it, blue skies and wide open roads. I love to make little stop offs to see interesting places but Pat wants to just keep driving unless he sees a good fishing spot. Cute pic of Ridley too, he is one sexy cat. Looking forward to the next instalment! xx

    1. I was very surprised it was so nice going south. Lol. Jess just started fishing and is really getting into it. I think it's a great hobby helps keep him out of my hair. We have a lot of fishing spots around here so it should be fun for him.