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August 13th 2010
Published: August 23rd 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

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Massive wind farm in the Mojave National Preserve
After three nights in Yosemite we unfortunately needed to drive back to Las Vegas for our flight back home. 450 miles and seven and a half hours later, we eventually crawled back into Vegas. Other than Edwards Air-force Base, which we understood from our trip to the Kennedy Space Centre, serves as the Space Shuttles alternative landing site, the biggest wind-farm that I have ever seen and a parking site for disused aircraft, the journey was mostly uneventful desert.

We did see somewhere called the Calico Ghost Town, which sounded very interesting, but we made the collective decision (I was over-ruled) that we would not stop there.

It was a Friday evening and the road to Vegas was extremely busy - I guess it was everyone heading there for the weekend. Mind you the traffic in the opposite direction was even more busy, so there were obviously a lot of people getting just as keen to get out as well.

Eventually, we arrived in Las Vegas for the last night of our holiday at a hotel by the airport.

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