|(Gray Pride and "Live Long and Prosper" at the south end of the E.T. Highway)|
|(The 13-mile stretch of Groom Lake Rd., but don't look for street signs...there aren't any)|
|(The first sign we came to was not the expected sign. Note, however, the white security vehicle on the ridge to the right of the sign)|
I was unprepared to be shot that day, so I got back in the car. We're just too damn honest and law-abiding! BUT, behind the sign I was taking a picture with was the infamous white pick-up on the ridge, right where everyone says it is. Now, I'm retired law enforcement and I'm telling mom it's probably an empty, dummy truck. Agencies sometimes use them with a mannequin inside and park them in a visible place of a problem area because it's cheaper than using officers, but it keeps people out of mischief. Uh, I was mistaken. Definitely not a dummy truck!
|(Note BIG gun barrel sticking off the side)|
After stopping briefly to visit the infamous "Black Mailbox" (it's white), and unfortunately not finding the cache hidden there, we happily went on down the road to Rachel, checked in to our "room", got a bite to eat and hung out with the locals.