Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Point A: Alamo, NV

Alamo (Spanish for place of big trees): Where the houses have wood for sidings instead of stucco; population 900; 6.5 in. average rainfall; famous for the unique petroglyph carving,"Pahranagat Man" and the Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge.

After an hour and half of driving, we reached Alamo where we stopped at Windmill Ridge Cabin Style Lodging and Restaurant on US-93 off of the I-15 (about 90 miles North of Las Vegas). We arrived at the restaurant just as they were opening their doors at 6:30 a.m. I had a Half a Barn Yard for breakfast: pancakes, eggs, and one of the best carved ham I've ever eaten!

Inside the cabin-style restaurant is a bakery and gift shop to tempt the tastebuds and wandering shoppers.

There are also several rental cabins (behind the restaurant) equipped with jet tubs, flat screen t.v., and wi-fi; ideal for family reunions, retreats, and group outings. Alamo is a very small town but it has its points of interest (such as alien watches, Indian petroglyphs, and Pahranagat Valley Lakes).

After breakfast we continued on the US-93 past Pinons, old Cottonwood trees, and rows of Rubber Rabbitbrushes displaying their brilliant yellow blooms along the freeway. Allergy inducing little bushes but beautiful nonetheless.

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