Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Reno: A Funny Thing Happened on the Drive Home

The drive home from Reno was eventful. The weather was much nicer than it had been on the way down. We enjoyed the beautiful views of Mt. Lassen and Mount Shasta. We decided to stay inMedford, Oregon for the night. In the morning the car would not start. We thought back to our last two days. The car could have quit while we were in midst of nowhere on the wildlife refuge. Or in the vastly unpopulated stretch between Susanville, CA and Shasta City. I doubt seriously that either place would have cell phone towers.

The GMC dealer was right across the street from the motel. We called a tow truck and had the car towed around the block. While we were talking to the service people and the car salesman, we were shown a ‘04 Chevrolet Impala. Long story short we drove home with a new car. Very nice, rides like a dream.

I mentioned the weather. Clear and sunny. It gave a fabulous views of the mountains. Mt. Rose in Nevada, Mt. Lassen and Mount Shasta in California. On to Oregon where we could see Mt. Jefferson and Mt. Hood. On into Washington where we could see Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens (she of the recent rumblings) and finally what we think is the queen of them all, Mt. Rainier. All in their glorious beauty. The drive might be said to be worth it just for the sight of all these mountains.


Blogger Bill said...

Congratulations on the new ride!

5:01 AM  
Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

And I thought I was an impulse buyer. Too bad it wasn't a '62 Impala. That's a charp chort, mon.

5:38 AM  

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