Thursday April 3, 2003.
South of Bend on Highway 97 is mostly flat, straight, and cold.
It's a high plain, about 4,300 feet above sea level most of the way to Klamath Falls. I encountered snow then sun then
snow then sun just like I was going through the "wash-rinse-wash" cycle in a laundry. Klamath Falls is a nice town,
where I could get a good wonton noodle lunch at Wong's Cafe - complete with fortune cookie at bill time.
The note inside the fortune cookie said "You will take a pleasant journey to a place far away."
Crossing the border into California I expected things to get warmer
in the more southern latitudes, but to my surprise the highway climbed to over 5,000 feet above sea level, and I just got
colder and encountered yet more snow. I took shelter for the night in a small town in the foothills of Mt. Shasta.
This is the area where the TV series "Twin Peaks" was set.
Distance travelled today: 209 miles
Total driving distance for trip: 668 miles
Total driving time in motion today: 4 hours 6 minutes
Average speed while in motion today: 51 mph