Arizona Road Trip: Next Stop...Uranus!

Arizona Road Trip

Next Stop...Uranus!

I'm back from our road trip to Las Vegas and it feels like I've been gone for at least a week, even though it was only three days. That's what Vegas does to you - it makes three days feel like thirty-three days.
Before I get into our Vegas antics, can we just talk about my quirky state of Arizona for a minute.
As I mentioned, we made this trip a road trip. Vegas is roughly six hours north of us and we've never driven up there before so we wanted to take advantage of the trip.
On the way up we stopped at Hoover Dam.
Hoover Dam
The bridge behind us is the new Pat Tillman Memorial bridge. Crossing it, we couldn't see anything at all. So we turned around and parked so we could walk across the damn bridge. I mean the dam bridge.
It's both bigger than I thought and smaller than I thought, if that makes any sense.
We also stood at the state line.
Hoover Dam
I stood on the Nevada side but we all know the Arizona side is much better.
We're skipping over the Vegas trip synopsis for now because that needs its own post.
So on the way back we stopped at this weird little gas station/convenience store/machine gun range. You read that right.
It was just north of polygamy county, also known as Mojave County. It's home of the FLDS, Warren Jeffs followers, Colorado City, just google it. Fascinating stuff. And, if I ever need to find myself a sister wife, I know where to go! Yay, Arizona!
But, back to Uranus. Yes, that's what the machine gun gas station was called - Uranus Gas.
(Insert laugh track.)
And this is what it looked like...
Even the alien is confused.
The scary looking Mexican man in the picture above, riding off into the sunset with those two aliens is our friend, Jose. I told him I would put his name in my blog. So everyone say, "Hi, Jose!"
Uranus Gas
Oh, did you think I was kidding about the machine guns?
Seriously, you could hear machine gun rounds in the background. It was lovely!
I love Arizona so hard.


  1. Looks like you had a lot of fun on that road trip!
    I stopped in at the Hoover Dam last August and just about died, pretty sure it was the hottest day of the year and we walked across that bridge.
    Looking forward to hearing about Vegas.


    1. We were lucky! It was sprinkling and overcast! But I'm used to the heat so no biggie!


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