July 2, 2015

Extraterrestrial Highway

We first attempted the ET Highway a few years ago in the Firebird. We only got a couple miles past the sign before we began to lose tire pressure. We had no choice to turn back, thankfully, we were saved by Jesus. Luckily, he kept late hours at Oscar's garage neighboring the nearby Shell station. He had our tire repaired in no time, but we turned back home since the sun was already beginning to set.

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Fast forward to present day, we aimed for a successful run down State Route 375. This time, we were in the Camaro.

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Located near Area 51, this is a hotbed for UFO activity. There are often reports of sightings of mysterious lights, and I don't doubt its true. I didn't realize it at the time, but there is a odd bar of green above the mountains in the photograph. I'm sure there is some reasonable explanation, but it's fun to think I might of captured a UFO. The next two photos were taken seconds apart.

We got an early afternoon start. We hit a few storms, spotted some cows in the open range, were surprised to find water, and cruised through the valleys in no time. It was an incredibly scenic drive. We really enjoyed the ride. The trip back from Tonopah was slow and boring in comparison. If we were to do it again, I'd like to go back the way we came (via 93, Crystal Springs). Any guesses as to our top speed?

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