Track Town USA: I don’t know what you think, but I think it has been far too long since I have posted a photo of the beautiful Magna Peregrinus.

Admit it. You missed her.

Don’t forget, the Magna Peregrinus has a huge “O” on her backside (for the University of Oregon) and she drew a lot of attention screaming south on I-5 from Portland to Eugene this afternoon! So many fans honked and waved! (No, they were not flipping-us-off – they were cheering for the Ducks!) Tomorrow the Ducks play USC at Autzen Stadium. It is a sell-out and ESPN GameDay is doing their show from Eugene. Everyone is very (very, very, very) excited for the game tomorrow. (Evidently, some school in Corvallis has a home game too, v UCLA.)

So we are “camped” at the Premier RV Resort just north of Eugene, Oregon. We have our usual full-service campsite. On the roof of our bus you can see we have satellite television (the front dish) and satellite internet (the rear dish). This campground has cable television and free wifi… but we like to rely on our own systems.

The RV park is “conveniently” located next to I-5, but if you look east, the view is quite bucolic. Rustic. Rural. Pretty even.

Speaking of pretty… our kitchen rarely looks this tidy. Tomorrow I am preparing My Famous Mac & Cheese for thirty tailgaters. Imagine this kitchen at nine o’clock tomorrow morning! Goodness. It’s not going to be pretty.

But it will smell wonderful.

After we set up camp this evening, our RV tech showed-up and proceeded to repair a few things on our bus. He knew the 2009 Country Coach Magna’s were having troubles with the dryer vent. Water is seeping in to some units. Ours was still okay, but Our Tech bolstered the caulking so we will not have this trouble down the road (pun intended). He also decided we needed some sort of water filter (even though I demanded decent water pressure) and set us up. This guy knows his stuff. Our Tech will return in the morning to continue his/our checklist. (Don’t forget, our coach is an orphan. Country Coach went out of business just after we took delivery of the Magna Peregrinus. Anything that goes wrong with our coach is on our dime.)

Pizza Margherita from Ciao Pizza in Springfield, Oregon

Our friends arrived to Eugene and we all went out for pizza at the wonderful Ciao Pizza. (Yes, the adorable Satin Chantilly was our server.) A few USC Trojan fans were in the restaurant and we bought them a round. Dang, if they didn’t one-up-us and send a round of desserts to our table. We hope this isn’t some sort of jinx. As the Trojans were leaving the restaurant, they thanked us and went on and on about how friendly Duck fans were to them since they have arrived in Eugene. 

Hell, yeah!

We are ready for the Big Game. Until my next update, I remain, your GO DUCKS correspondent.

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