Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 1, 2015---Eugene to Elks Lodge, Bend, OR.

We had the motorhome ready to go in the shop at 8:00.  The old air conditioner/heat pumps have given us faithful service for nearly 17 years.  Several months ago the back unit “gave up the ghost.”  Several weeks ago the front unit said, “me, too.”

We rearranged our travel plans and headed north.  Since we also need to take care of some medical issues in Loveland it was a good time to backtrack.  While we are on our way east, we decided it would be a good time to go by Grand Junction to see Connor and his college situation.

Yesterday, I had seen a sign south of Junction City advertising biscuits and gravy.  This morning we went in search of the sign...and found it!  The only thing in the area was a coffee kiosk, so we drove up to the window and ask about the sign.  As luck would have it, we were in the right place. And I must tell you that they were very good biscuits and gravy.  It was a treat. 

We took a back road into Eugene and wandered around parts of the city we hadn’t been in before.   I has seen a bead shop not far from the mall, so we went in search of it, only to discover it was out of business.  Rats!  We found a Honda dealer and took the time to check out their new towable car.  The 2015 CRVs are not towable.  We aren’t in the market for a new car, but if the need arises we will have a head start.

The motorhome work was finished just as the shop was closing for the day.  By the time we paid the bill and hooked the CRV onto the MH, it was 4:20.  Our destination for today was Bend.  I called our friend, Guy, who lives in Bend.  He and his mom, Dorothy, came for a visit.  Kelly, Guy’s wife, was already retired for the night, but she sent us a loaf of zucchini bread.  We had a really good visit with Guy and Dorothy.

Today’s Travel Totals:  miles traveled, 131---critter sightings, deer in two different fields.

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