Since both I-40 (to the south) and Hwy 163 (to the north) are outside the realm of pedestrian safety, today I started walking north toward Laughlin from Needles on Hwy 95.
And I’m pleased to report it was a successful day. Thanks to the mile markers along 95, I clocked 20.5 miles. Exactly.
After the first 10 miles of walking on packed dirt roads or on very narrow shoulders, suddenly I entered Bullhead and walked on real sidewalks for another 10+ miles. There was constant traffic—95 is a city road, with many shops and services along the way.
“Platas” is a store that seems to have an “oil or topical” for whatever ails you.
Some of the billboards and signage I see along the road make me laugh, such as the poor cat who’s pregnant again. I was planning to visit the Mohave County Library, sitting lonely in an empty strip mall, but it’s closed Mondays.
Jerome Kern is the featured composer of the day. He’s one of my very favorites, and I’ve always appreciated how he often moves to different tonal centers within a song—“All the Things You Are” is the perfect example. He wrote many well-known standards. I listened to his “greatest hits“ for over an hour.
As expected, my feet are extra sore tonight, even after soaking in the hotel’s Jacuzzi.
Adam has been busy operating his website design business from our hotel room. He’s been a gift from heaven transporting me to my drop-off and pickup locations. I’ll miss him when it comes time to start pushing my kart again.
@ Bullhead City, Arizona