Friday, February 8, 2019

Day 31 - Historic Route 66

Nothing exciting today. I zipped around town on the bike following the historic Route 66 signs. And also found the low bridge I had heard about on one of the campground reviews. It really is pretty low. A railroad bridge only 8’ of clearance and a single lane with a curve. Not the best design for traffic flow. It is another clear day without a cloud in sight and no wind.

It’s 60°F. Time to head for the pool!

Later - The pool was very relaxing. Another couple was at the pool from Alberta and they are starting to work their way north. It seems a bit early but they aren’t fully retired yet and one of them needed to get back to work. I asked about road conditions through the Rockies and in Alberta and they said if a storm is coming, they just wait it out. If it snows, the road crews get it cleared up pretty fast. Again, just wait and not be in a hurry. They have a four-season fifth wheel. It has double pane windows and probably more insulation. Our’s just claims to be but all it means is that it has silicone heat pads on the tanks. There isn’t a lot of insulation and the windows are all single pane.

6 comments:

SonjaM said...

Ah, Route 66. In Germany it's a big touristy thing to do when in the US. A lot of people I know have traveled the historic route from Chicago to L.A. (me included...)

redlegsrides said...

Double pane windows would be nice....the windows on Uma, the URRV are single pane. So large heat outlets, but then again, so are the walls...

As to the 8' clearance bridge....that'd be a bad day to come around that particular curve with one's RV....

RichardM said...

It seems to be kind of a touristy thing. Maybe take an old restored car on the trip and actually take the historic hwy when it still exists...

RichardM said...

We have insulation on some of the windows and it seems to help but there isn’t much insulation anywhere. Walls, floor, ceiling.

Canajun said...

Sounds like a lot nicer day than here. My only experience on Rte 66 was mile after mile on two wheels in a hail- and rainstorm. Visibility zero. But at least I can say I rode part of it, even if I didn't see any of the scenery.

RichardM said...

It seems to be the thing to do. When I lived in southern CA, the thought never even occurred to me. It was just another road...