So I made it to Pahrump last night at 11:30pm!!! Mom was very suprised that I called that late and asked "Mom, you have any food I am hungry and pulling into the drive way"... I could hear the screming in the airconditioned car. Needless to say the surprise was a success. My mom said she thought I might be coming as I had dropped some clues - Whoops.
Anyway I will update with photos through the weekend.