Craig's big road trip

Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

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

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