Movie and a burger
It’s nice to be here.
When leaving California, Interstate 5 takes you over a mountain range—with several brake failure turn offs (it’s pretty steep!) along with roadside lanes to install snow chains on your tires (it’s Oregon law to have chains in or on your car when it snows!).
So far, however, all I’ve seen is some rain.
Gee, it’s a good thing I had already decided to get some chains before I arrived here, yes? Look for that expense to be added to the sidebar tomorrow!
There’s more story than previous films but, there’s still plenty of visual EFX—and I loved the characters! Appropriately, I saw “Star Wars: Rogue One” at a Rogue Valley (Oregon) movie theater!
Don’t miss it on the big screen!
Gas was $2.25 a gallon—and a gentleman, who is retiring next year, pumped it for me, at that price (unnecessary but, very nice)! And, with a full tank, I headed east.
Harry & David?
It’s a good thing I wasn’t a customer calling to solve a problem with my Christmas order; I would have had to be on ignore for over half an hour, total, assuming they didn’t screw up the second time (the number was the same one used for delivery issues).
I used to send Harry & David holiday goodies to clients when I owned a television production company in Los Angeles. I’m glad I never had to call them!
The Walmart hotel.
That’s where I am now.
I had to pull out my suction-cup window screens for the parking lot lights (I am now accustomed to pitch black!) and I had to deal with the sounds of noisy cars and trucks—and obnoxious motorcycles—but, all in all, sleeping in the Walmart hotel wasn’t bad.
Do they really think it’s cool?
It doesn’t impress me when you have a “hog” that exceeds reasonable noise levels for a motorized vehicle! I’m more moved by living, wild hogs that are snorting just outside my minivan doors!
There’s an app for that!
You, too, could probably benefit from having these Apps, even if you’re not exploring the country like me. I’ll be writing a post soon to share them with you.
My Master Mechanic
I called my good friend and Master Mechanic, Antonio, yesterday to wish him and Marcelo—Chief Mechanic at sbjautorepair—a Merry Christmas.
Every time I have talked with him in the past, while he was at work, his greeting was always “what happened?” So, before he could say it this time, I started our conversation telling him that I had called to let him know nothing happened!
Sharing a good laugh is a good thing for some holiday cheer!
Oh, one more thing…
On the last day in Klamath National Forest, I did manage to start a fire! Because of my epic fail at building a campfire in Mendocino, I just wanted to share this proud news with you before the moment was gone!
Thank you so much for reading my blog! TheMinivanExplorer.com hit 100,000 human page views yesterday!
Happy trails my friend!