Michael drew this map to find his way to the Groom Road gate of Area 51. The rather abstract looking map uses distance to help navigate the unmarked roads. We're not sure the map is detailed enough for anyone to use it, but feel free to give it a try the next time you are in Las Vegas. A hint to get started from Michael, the starting point (indicated by the Greek letter Alpha) is a mile north of the Jones Blvd. entrance to US 95 in Las Vegas.
2008-01-00 : Las Vegas, Nevada, United States : Michael P. Clarke
Justin writes, "I had a weird, almost surreal, experience while wandering around a mall outside of Las Vegas. Inside the bathroom was an odd statue of a lion outside a glass door marked 'exit' (even though the doors were locked). There was a bathroom attendant scraping feces off of the side of a stall. There was a large-ish, ostensibly gay man having a very emotional experience, crying in another stall (the stall door was still cracked open). And, the exit into the mall shared the same hall with the women's room, however there was a tampon dispensing machine located there as opposed to inside of the women's restroom. I had to explain how weird this place was to a female companion so I pulled out my sketchbook to draw her a layout of the bathroom."
2008-08-04 : Las Vegas, Nevada, United States : Justin Keller