Lubed, Oiled & Filtered
Canyonville, Oregon: There is something so
wrong about waking up in a cold, dark, rainy morning and leaving your campsite
before sunrise. Miserable... yet thankful my role in our departure routine is
mostly indoors. DT gets to unhook/unplug. I batten-down the hatches and get the
car ready to tow. Commuter mugs filled with strong coffee, we delivered the
Magna Peregrinus to Cummins before 8 o'clock, and had to amuse ourselves in
Eugene until Cummins had completed the annual lube, oil and filter servicing -
approximated to be around noon.
The Duck Shop, at the Athletic Department
We went out for a long breakfast and ran a few errands. We had
a 20%-off coupon to the Duck Shop, so visited the branch at the Athletic
Department. Wouldn't you know it? Nothing seemed to jump-out at me. The
grandkids are set for Duck gear. The Rose Bowl tee shirts were not very
appealing. I finally found a very cute new dog collar for our grand-dawg,
Reese. Wouldn't you know it? The 20% coupon was good at every
store location except the Athletic Department. Rat farts! I bought the
collar anyway - Hanukkah starts next week and we don't want to forget our
little Kosher Dog.
Speaking of the Rose Bowl, the University announced yesterday the team will
be sporting classic green uniforms for the big game:
University of Oregon Athletic Department
I don't suppose any one will be surprised to learn DT had meetings this
morning at the
University of Oregon Track & Field office. While Dave was in
a nearby conference room, the staff gave me a tour of the newly-remodeled office
Track & Field offices - meeting room.
The table base is a steeplechase barrier. Clever!
While the Oregon football team gets all the (much-deserved) attention and
makes all the money, they have yet to win a national title. Never.
(Hopefully this fact will change next month.) Meantime, the track and cross
country teams have now won 23 - TWENTY THREE - national championships. 23!
There isn't a space on a wall without a trophy or award. (TRIVIA: only
one other sport has won a national title for the Ducks - the
1939 men's basketball team.)
Scorers are listed along the hallways. My Driver's name is listed many times for
cross country and track. So proud of him! (The X after his name this instance signifies cross
country; the other icon means he was an All-American. DT is a 4-time
All-American... and I am here to say, you could be stranded alone with him on a
deserted island for twenty years and he would never mention this fact.). I just
loved my tour and loved seeing the athletics staff again.
You can't get over the
feeling of someone watching you while in the office suite:
But if anyone is going to keep an eye on me, may as well be
world-record-holding, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist, World Champion, Duck
alum, Oregon native and the World's Greatest Athlete -
Cummins phoned at noon to say our RV was ready to roll. They found no
issues - just a normal servicing. We pointed the bus south on I-5, hoping to
beat the wind storm. There was a very strong head wind, but My Driver
handled the road with skill.
By the time we were an hour south of Eugene, the wind calmed and the rain
seriously began to fall. We exited at our favorite over-night spot and
called it a night. Friends in Portland are reporting terrible wind gusts and
power is out across much of the downtown area. We really had luck with the
wind today. Let's see how we do with the rain forecasted for northern
A Chicken Alfredo Lasagna is in the oven. Marcus Mariota is
winning all sorts of football awards on ESPN. It's going to be a good night.
Until my next update, I remain, your cozy correspondent.
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RV PARK: Seven
Feathers RV Park. We saw a billboard on the way here today advertising $19
campsites Monday-Thursday nights. We paid $19! Sweet deal for one of the nicest
campgrounds in America.
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