kiwis on route 66
Kingman Arizona to Needles California about 100 miles
Not a good start to the day. We had pitched our tents on some nice green grass on the edge of a sports ground. At 1am it started raining big time. It turned out to be an automatic sprinkler system had come on. Our $30 tents stood up to the downpour.
A quiet day with zero breakdowns and no spanner work.
The highlight to the day was a lunch break at the ghost town of Oatman Arizona, the mountainous drive in was punctuated by hairpin turns, challenging the heavies and trailer combos. Oatman is inhabited by wild burrows, remnants of the mining era, which get fed by the tourists.
The only other drama is the Dodge Ram has a slow tyre leak. [Confuscious says ' Slow tyre leak suddenly becomes total deflation" ED]
We crossed the Colorado River and rode in to Needles California for the overnight stop, and a free lunch.