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09-06-08

e p i s o d e # 13
ET HIGHWAY




Videography, Editing: Matthew Nothelfer
Photography, Editing: Alicia Wszelaki
Music: Mike Slayen


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Studio Red Dot jaunts around the world for various clients, and "Red Dot Podcasts" are a result of the photos and video that personally captures our curious and sometimes quirky imagination. These short films include our original music, writing, travel news, travel tips, international culture, media and humor. Enjoy!

I thought I saw it in the distance, but I wasn't sure. The day was windy with dust, plastic bags, and my hair, flying in every direction. I couldn't be certain of a lot of things in front of my eyes that afternoon.

Leaving Las Vegas late morning and driving for hour after hour through compelling monotonous landscape, it seemed as if we might have passed our destination just outside Area 51. But slowing down I caught a glimpse of the hand painted sign confirming this was indeed Rachael, Nevada: Humans-78, aliens - ?

Hungry, we pulled into the Lil'A'LeeInn Cafe. The snowbird waitress nervously confirmed the order twice. She only worked there 2 months out of the year. The door opened and closed in steady intervals as locals and curious travels enter the room with expressions of relaxed familiarity to unfamiliar excitement.

"It's just awful. The winds are over 55 mph today" a local declares, followed by, "Gimme a shot of Tequila."

Too soon we were leaving Rachel behind. I echoed a comment I heard earlier by an earnest out-of-towner, "Well this was definitely well worth the drive!" And before Rachel faded too far into the rear view mirror, we couldn't depart without one last photo in front of the infamous "Exterterestrial" sign... or... could... we... ?

--Alicia