Thursday, September 9, 2010
ROUGH TRUCKIN ' ON 136 WEST
The roads got worse and worse with potholes and bumps. Old bridges where the iron was showing through the asphalt, probably built in the 1920's. The motor home rattled and shook and felt like it was coming apart. Then, when we thought it couldn't get much worse, we came across the, 35 MPH Rough Road Ahead sign. Arrggh. That speed is meant for cars, we were only safely managing 40 mph. Jim offered to drive, but I figured I needed the experience and kept on trucking. Sometimes coming to a complete stop for a chuckhole that covered both sides of the road. Luckily there wasn't much traffic. Even so, driving a "roller coaster", cresting each hill unable to see what was coming at you, made for an exciting moments. When meeting a big truck, with no shoulder, all in all, it was a dicey drive for a newbie. One bridge was so narrow, Jim told me to stop, but the oncoming semi stopped for me instead. Jim described the road as a Baja road, only wider with less potholes. He made light of it but I noticed he didn't get one picture and white knuckled it all the way.
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