Traveling on the 95 North of Las Vegas through the edges of Death Valley, I stopped in the small town called Goldfield. You know, it is one of those towns that you pass through anywhere. You take your foot off of the accelerator and cruise through at 35 mph, looking out into the town that you pass through in less than 5 minutes. You wonder, who lives out here, in the middle of absolute nowhere?
Not many people make that choice. Why do ‘they’ choose to live at the edge of the thorough fare? Why do the choose the middle of nowhere?
I stopped at the general store and talked to the owner. I asked her where Area 51 was located, and in addition to simple directions she added her stories about the continued military testing sites, and the mystery of the restricted area. I left her store with some new information about Area 51, and a little more understanding about at least one person who made the choice to live in a little town that travelers pass by.