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An Alien Thanksgiving?
Only in Nevada?
So, we were thinking about where to celebrate Thanksgiving our first year in Nevada, since we had just moved here. We wanted to stay someplace near Las Vegas, Nevada, and we came across a VERY unusual way to celebrate Thanksgiving here!
It seems there is an "alien highway" not far from Las Vegas (Nevada route 375, also known as the "extraterrestrial highway.") It is not too far from Area 51, a supposedly secret military base, and there are warnings all over several websites that I was checking recently saying to OBEY the signs, and do NOT go into Area 51 or you can either be arrested or shot. There's no need to tell me twice, I'll stay AWAY!
But near Area 51 on the Extraterrestrial Highway, there is a little restaurant called the "Little A'Le'Inn". This is a place that has been used to film scenes for movies like Independence Day. It is also famous as a good gathering place for those who have "seen" things in the Nevada night sky, unusual things.
It's a place where people gather to tell stories, about strange things in the night skies. Another thing that is pretty neat there; each year the couple who owns the Little A'Le'Inn restaurant gives away FREE Thanksgiving dinners to people who stop by their restaurant!
Whether it is your first Thanksgiving in Nevada (which this was for us) or if you just want to do something different this year, you are welcome to go there and have a free Thanksgiving dinner. I bet you'll hear some pretty good stories to tell your friends from your visit there as well!
The Little A'Le'Inn is located in Rachel, Nevada, along Highway 375 and is about 2 1/2 hours North of Las Vegas. It's on the Extraterrestrial Highway, a 98 mile stretch of Nevada State highway. This road is sometimes also referred to as the loneliest highway in America. Along with the Little A'Le'Inn restaurant is a gift shop, a trailer park, and a small motel.
Also along Highway 375, the "Extraterrestrial Highway" is a dried up lake and along that lake you can see ancient petroglyph's left by Indians that feature pictures of aliens! SO, it looks like the aliens have been visiting this area in Nevada for a LONG time.
And here I thought alien's in Nevada were more of a recent thing. Just take a leisurely stroll down Fremont street and you'll see a LOT of them. Oh wait, that's more of a "freak show" than an alien one... never mind!
I've always had a fascination for stories about aliens, ghosts, haunted places and supernatural happenings. So, this wouldn't be that much of a stretch for me. I mean, spending the Thanksgiving holiday with aliens can't be that far off from spending it with some of our relatives, now can it? Did I really just SAY that? AND, if you tell anyone I said it, I will wholeheartedly deny it! Winking!!
Can you imagine sitting and enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner full of traditional dishes like turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie.. with all the trimmings. Then a band starts playing and aliens walk in and celebrate with you (like the Alien Cantina scene from Star Wars?)
Maybe that won't happen, but what if the aliens do decide to stop by this year? Can you imagine the stories you would have to tell friends and family from your most memorable Thanksgiving ever?
So, whatever you do on Thanksgiving Day, enjoy the day, and if you are anything like me, you will feel very thankful and blessed to live in such a wonderful country. A country that is full of so many interesting opportunities like this one!