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Terry & Dave Taylor

Technical Troubles

Track Town USA: A pretty lazy day for us. Yes, we worked-out, but mostly stayed around the RV park while our tech repaired a few things on the Magna Peregrinus. Since the manufacturer of our motorhome, Country Coach, is bankrupt shut-down out of business reorganizing in liquidation, owners in need of a repair to their "world's finest motorcoach" are screwed out of luck. We do know a tech in Eugene who is up on all things Country Coach and were able to secure an appointment with him today - plus, he makes "house" calls!

First, there was a software upgrade for our inverter. Easy and quick. He then added additional light switches to make things more convenient for short little me. Easy. But, our tech had been trying to schedule an entire afternoon where he could toughen-up the slide-room mechanisms and today proved to be that day. All repairs went well!

Country Coach slide rooms    Country Coach slide rooms
Look what is hidden behind the pretty cherry walls!

Our RV tech was here until 5:30 - and then DT and I headed out to meet Gary and Cathie for a quick bite before the Duck basketball game v Oakland University of Rochester, Michigan. School is out of session, but Mac Court was still pretty full and very noisy.

The Duck was at Mac Court.

Oregon Duck

Oregon Track Coach, Vin Lananna, was at Mac Court.

Vin Lananna

The Oregon cheerleaders were at Mac Court.

Oregon Cheerleaders

The Fighting Duck basketball team was at Mac Court - and ready to play.

Oregon Duck basketball team

This is the last basketball season for Mac Court - a new stadium is under construction a few blocks away.

Mac Court

This guy was at Mac Court too - Oakland University head basketball coach, Greg Kampe (in all-black).

Greg Kampe, Oakland University baskeball coach

Greg was not a happy coach.

Greg Kampe, Oakland University

Coach Kampe argued with the referee.

Greg Kampe, Oakland University

This is generally never a good idea.

Greg Kampe, Oakland University

The ref warned Coach Kampe.

Coach Kampe, Oakland University

The referee gave Coach Kampe a technical foul.

Greg Kampe, Oakland University

It is also not a good idea to chase-after a ref who has just given you a technical foul.

Greg Kampe, Oakland University

At least his assistant coaches were on his side. (His players seem to be trying to ignore the situation.)

Greg Kampe, Oakland University

Arguing with a ref who has just T'd you up is only going to get you T'd-up again.


Greg Kampe, Oakland University


Between all this hubbub was a pretty good basketball game. Ducks won.

It was tiring.

Oregon Duck basketball

Tomorrow morning, we point this bus south down I-5, searching for sun and not technical difficulties. Until my next update, I remain, your well-behaved correspondent.

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