However the drive up the #7 is just fantastic and outside of the crazy rain that was just pouring down in a solid sheets in front of me soaking the van through it's leaky front window...I was in drivers heaven!!
However there were two instances of puckering that occurred...one just outside of this town (one of the 50000 small towns along the way) I managed to miss a stop sign warning and hol---eeee jeeezuz does it ever take awhile to take this beast from a full roll to a dead stop. My front right tires just locked right up without any pressure at all and for a second I was scared to death!!
The second was ignoring a sign that suggested an easy 15mph around a corner.You know how you see those signs and you think,,,ah give or take 10 isn't going to matter. Like driving through the Golden twisties in BC and just when you realize you are going too damn fast you are already into it and can do nothing but hang on for dear life. Cars though are amazing and you can pitch them into corners that would make your stomach sick and they handle it just fine...the Chariot however...the Chariot is like trying to turn a battleship that is under full power. I hit this corner and instantly I knew that I should have heeded the sign warning...brakes locking up, ass end sliding out, oncoming traffics eyes getting as big as dinner plates....and 2 seconds later...back to normal. Well everything but my heart rate...it's after times like that I am happy to pull over and chill out for a few minutes while my innards sort themselves out.
|Imagine the forces needed to carve out a perfectly smooth hole like this!! Was it the water? Or was it a stone trapped inside a pocket that was rolled around by the water?|
|who doesn't love a covered bridge! This one was pedestrian only but it was cute!|
|In this "famous" diner I just missed the Governor who was there kissing ass and shaking hands with "his people"...he's probably an asshole|
|paper toweling my way across america!|
|When you see something like this...you can't help but smile!|