By John Wiley
After passing Mt. Lassen we approached the little city of Klamath Falls that we'd not visited for years, and hadn't seen from the air. It's beautiful in that context. That evening we strolled the main street of downtown and spotted what looked like a 1950s movie crashed rocket ship. Walking the block or two over for a closer look, the gold thing on top looked like a big-eared alien in the fading light (maybe a Klamathian Edhatter will tell what it is). The downtown was very developed since our last visit, but like SB many of the buildings were empty. Out at the airport we'd seen a line of Czech jets and many F-15s nearby with rockets loaded for "war games." When they took off the whole town shook, and we had the thrill of seeing an F-15 take off straight up.