100 degrees forecast today? First stop Saligman, a brilliant old town famous for flagstone and a railway line that opened the West still further. We can spend for England and we do, every time we stop at one of these curios old places.
We had lunch in Kingman before heading into the mountains and our first taste of twisty roads. No sweat for us though as we are used to smaller tighter turns back home. One or two of the ladies did have a quick..check my underware moment but we all rode through the mountains safely. The heat; that's the real problem, all drinking lots of water.
Oatman is an old mining town that left all its Mules behind when the Gold ran out, and very healthy they look, with tourists feeding them carrots by the bucket load! We witnessed a gun fight, a murdur and a robbery outside the Wells Fargo office before jumping back on the bikes for the final run into Laughlin, now 110 degrees!
We arrived at our hotel, it's a Casino, in the middle of the dessert with the Colorado River running beside it. It's here because the Americans like to gamble and chill out...no other reason. I think they must be mad. It feels as if you are sitting in front of a fan assisted oven at 400, with the door open, and that's 6pm!
Journeys end is in sight, LA is about 300 miles away. It seems a long time since we left Chicago.