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On a Country Road

TrackTown, USA: After a restful night in our RV (am I the only person who prefers sleeping in my RV over any other bed?), we woke to chilly fog.

DT headed-out for a full day of meetings and I settled-in to work and wait for our tech.

The weatherman said the fog would lift early afternoon, so I decided to wait until then to go for my run... but the fog didn't lift and it didn't lift and it didn't lift. I decided to tackle my old nemesis - the Coburg Hill - anyway. Even with the cold fog, it was great to jog outside - I tend to just use the convenient-in-the-basement treadmill when we are home. I took my iPhone on my run this afternoon and snapped a few photos of things that caught my eye as I tackled that dang hill once again:

Don't let the first photo fool you. There are three more rises above this view. Brutal hill - a 200+ foot elevation change in the first mile. Doesn't sound like much, but if you are jogging and not so young, it's a killer climb. (My Fitbit pedometer thingy claims I climbed 16 flights.) I have learned to walk DOWN the hill, or my old knees hurt the next day.

Lenny emailed two photos of Leo this afternoon, riding the ponies in Griffith Park. Leo is now old/tall enough that an attendant is no longer required to walk alongside. Of course, he is strapped into the saddle... but I don't know. What if that My Little Ponysuddenly decides to head off into the desert with My Little Leo?

My Brave Cowboy can even ride with one hand

DT fetched me for dinner. We dolled-up to attend the Trustee dinner at the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance. Dinner was lovely, the decor and flowers were lovely...

... but the highlight of the evening was a five-song concert from the UO Choral, including an Irish song (She Moved Through the Fair), a song (with a bit of dancing, see my video on the RVGoddess Facebook page and as long as you are there, LIKE ME) in Hawaiian and a song in Maori. Very talented students. Thank you so much for giving up your Thursday night to entertain us.

I had tears in my eyes when they sang Oh Shenandoah and laughed with joy when they sang and danced a traditional Hawaiian song. Another great night with the University.

 Reader Betts asked about the spice rack on a lower shelf in my RV pantry photo (yesterday). I have written about this fabulous spice rack before, but will mention again how perfect it is for RV travel. Just a simple wooden block with holes drilled through to hold test tubes! Sold through The Tubular Spice Company, the wooden racks come in several sizes (I have the 40-tube rack). I recommend the wooden rack over the (of course, less expensive) metal rack, because there is no rattling and the wooden racks are so much safer. The racks are 30% right now. Check it out. The RV Goddess is not affiliated with The Tubular Spice Company. Dang.

Until my next update, I remain, your happy correspondent.

 Premier RV Resort - I-5, exit 199. Right on the interstate, so noisy... but just a few miles from downtown Eugene, the University and Autzen Stadium. Full-service, 50 amp sites. Pull-through and front-in/lake view sites, fitness center, spa in-season, store, ice, free wifi, laundry and nice bathhouses. Friendly. Stay one week and get one night free (punch card required). We are paying around $34.