A couple of the grand-daughters are in a dance competition in St George, Utah. Bev drives down to watch the dancing and (unfortunately) I show up (on the bike) to late to go to the competition...
But....after they are done and heading back home, Bev and I ride and drive onto Vegas and spend a week there seeing the strip....oops, nope, the other sights around Las Vegas!
This is the Goldwell open air museum near Rhyolite, Nevada.
Then on to Landers, California to see the Giant Rock.
Several years ago there was an annual convention of UFO-logists at this location. There is a dirt landing strip (for airplanes...) to the left of this photo.
This very nice ......priest or lama or something.... was telling me there was a World War II spy that lived underneath the rock in order to spy on the nearby Marine base. He is pointing at the hole where the spy accessed his 'home' under the rock.
This is the "Integratron" built by George Van Tassel between the years of 1957 and 1959. It was apparently designed to 'refresh' people, allowing them to live longer more productive lives, instead of losing all that hard gained experience to our 'short' life spans.
George reported that he was given the plans bit by bit by an alien visitor. As he would finish each part, he would then be given another part of the plan and so on....
Unfortunately George died under suspicious circumstances, and his papers disappeared shortly before he was able to finish and activate the Integratron.....so we'll never know if it actually worked or not.
The Integratron is 38 feet tall and has a diameter of 55 feet.
Our next days excursion started in Boulder, Nevada at the World famous Coffee Cup Cafe.
Breakfast was delicious, as is usual at the Coffee Cup!
Then on to to the 'Ghost Town" of Nelson, Nevada.
From Nelson, we drove to Nipton, California for lunch.
More in part II