OMG--This Heat!!

Trip Start Jun 19, 2013
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Trip End Aug 15, 2013


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Monday, July 8, 2013

Up at 4:30--on the road by 5:08!  Countryside--beautiful; cowboy country!  We saw jackrabbits, horses and pronghorn antelope!

        

There were a few sets of Burma Shave signs; this was our favorite set:
     
     
     
     
   


We stopped for breakfast in Kingman, Arizona and when we came out at 8:30 it was already 91 degrees out. We drove 69 miles in unbelievable heat and are now in Needles, California!

Dave begged the hotel place to let us in early--he told them about his suffering wife and so now we're in the hotel room and I don't plan to come out since it's suppose to be 117 here at Needles later today!
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steve b on

Did you go through Oatman? How is the car running in the 117 heat? Thanks goodness for airconditioning

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29-ford-model-a on

We bypassed Oatman in favor of I40 today. This stretch would have been run in the second leg of the day and the heat made Jean nervous. The car was running between 190 and 200 degrees on the second leg which was down hill most of the way. The car normally runs 185 degrees. With the use of 91 octane and the lower elevations, the car has been running well. Dave G

Ray Horton on

Be careful about that gas can on the back. I think it would be a better idea to keep your tank full.

Looks like you're having a fabulous trip! Thanks for the blog. It's fun reading.

RH--Portland, OR

Lloyd on

I would love to do a trip such as yours. Seems you and I and your wife and mine are about same age. I know my wife would also appreciate the ac. As your wife does. Want to retire this yr. Maybe the wife and I will someday go as you are.

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