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Old Feb 21, 2014, 8:26 PM   #1
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I took a trip last week. About 900 miles around the desert. These are some of the things I photographed along my way. All shot with A-mount cameras and lenses.

1. A crushed factory that once made fake fireplace logs.
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A mineral spring resort that burned down.
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A train passing an old hopper.
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Hey Mike! Interesting pics. You sure have a knack for finding these places.

Wife and I just got back from a week out "near" you. We stayed in Laughlin NV for a week, rented a car, and went to Vegas twice, the Grand Canyon once, and all over the place every day. I love the desert, but my wife says there's nothing to see. I tell her she's not looking in the right places. I trust you had a good time. 900 miles? More pics!
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Glad you could enjoy our warm winter for a week Robert.

I'll have to look for your GC pics. It's such a magnificent place but it's been photographed soooo many times. But you have to shoot it, at least a couple with you and your wife in the foreground.

And for going all over the place while your out in the desert. I'm sure you know there's nothing right down the road out in the desert. Everything is at least a 100 miles round trip. And when your traveling companion is tired at looking at all the nothing that can lead to some unpleasant conversation while stuck in a car for hours.
My wife see's the same thing your wife does. That's why I went by myself this time. I got to take side trips, stop and look at what ever I wanted to. It was great.

I was down river a couple hundred miles from you for part of my trip. If you ever make it out this way again let me know if you would like to spend a day out shooting. There are some areas around Laughlin I need to get to.

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Now THAT'S a camp I would hate to be stationed at!

Believe it or not, one of the most memorable parts of our trip was stopping in Searchlight NV (Home town of Harry Reid). Stopped for lunch on the way to Las Vegas, and glad we did. She saw a sign that read "Searchlight Nugget Casino...home of the $1.00 hot dog". So we stopped. Our cook was older than me, but buzzed around that griddle like a youngster. The "waiter" was younger, and had a silver ponytail. The place was really retro, though not on purpose. It just WAS. They still had the same wooden indian at the door my wife remembers as a young girl in the sixties. I had a chili-cheese-onion-green pepper dog that my wife swore was going to make me sick. Never happened lol.

Of course, the day before our flight west, I came down with a sinus infection, and kept it until we got home. Murphy's law.



Next time we get out that way, I will definitely shout at you before we leave.
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We have a ghost town/deserted logging community about 40 miles from here. Last time I went all I saw were Rattlesnakes. With it being cold I could probably get in and out for some photos.

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