Was it all a dream?
I quickly checked my wallet and there they were - 2 crisp 100 bills (name of president?) and various 20s.
I felt pretty good - luckily they seriously water down the casino drinks- and I actually made an earlier start - up at 6:15. After a muffin and coffee in the hotel I packed my bag and headed for the parkade.
The ride was fairly uneventful as I left Reno. The little city seems so small now but was a lot bigger to me when I was 21 - a couple friends and I went down for a few days for an impromptu break from classes. Of course, that was before I had done any serious travelling but, still, I was surprised that there were 4 or 5 casinos on the main drag and not much else.
I did walk by a place yesterday afternoon selling $2 jello shooters and when I peered into the darkness for a second, a chorus of very drunk voices encouraged me to join them. I declined.
I left Nevada fairly early on. I noticed in Reno that scooter riders on, what looked like 50cc scoots, did not require a helmet. I later confirmed that on the Nevada DMV website. Interesting variation.
|A scenic California view|
|Another scenic California|
|Scenic California desert - Modoc Forest|
Then there was the interminable wait for road work.
|Waiting for roadwork|
Other than gas and road works, I rarely stopped. I filled up in Susanville and was a bit worried as the next gas station I saw was not until Tulelake, where I was forced to put $3 of regular (gasp!) in my premium baby.
Finally I entered Oregon and , shortly thereafter, Klamath Falls.
|Nice big hotel room. Suitable for a maverick!|
|An interesting pedal-less bicycle outside the Leap of Taste coffee shop|
|Gun shop for big shots|
|Pretty, but with rules..|
It was a very picturesque main street with flower pots, nice sidewalks, and a variety of stores. Interestingly, most of the flower pots had this rule list right below the pot.
|Young lads playing croquet|
|Lake Uwauna shot from city park in Klamath Falls.|
Back at the motel, I noticed there was a craft brewery next door that also served food. I decided to head over to the Klamath Basin Brewery and check it out.
|Patio of Klamath Basin Brewing|
I wish that I could remember the band's name but I can't. The singer did a great job and I had fun listening to them.
|Giant plate of risotto - it was tasty but way to big! Left 3/4 of it behind.|
|Ahh, beer samples!|
It was such an enjoyable evening that I thought that this was the perfect opportunity for the trip T-shirt. The pub had a couple different designs and I chose this one - the Klamath Basin logo was on the front (in white) with the 'state of Jefferson' breweries on the back (pictured). By the way, the state of Jefferson is a movement to create a new state from part of Northern California and part of Southern Oregon.
After the beer and food that I did eat, it was time to ample back to the motel and have a nice, comfortable sleep.