Get your vertiginous kicks, Route 66
Trip Start Mar 06, 2013
289Trip End Apr 05, 2014
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It turns out that Route 66, at least at this early stage, is a lumpy, undulating climb over hills, with the camber ever shifting underneath the car, and sharp bends without protection. Those start out with a shallow drop off into fields below, but aren't exclusively so further up, and I had a moment or two. Phew. Signs warned this was a snow zone-carry chains or traction tyres, they tell you here. On a bright sunny day, though, that seemed irrelevant.
And was, on a safety front, but there was snow, even a small amount on the road in places
It beats bullet holes for sign comedy.
Coming through a small settlement, mercifully free of the precipitous drops by now and travelling through pine forests, the local shop advertised "Custom archery. Piano service". Shoot it, then sing about it. In tune, if you please.
We reached Klamath Falls around 7. This town of 20,000 looked parched, tired and mostly closed. Apparently there aren't any falls, either.
Reading: Aldous Huxley, Brave New World