Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Surviving the High Desert in a Convertible
Dear Family and Friends,
Tonight we are in Medford, Oregon. Tomorrow we will drive to Crater Lake. A first time trip for me.
Although I did not take pictures today....just riding and goofing off, I thought I would take this opportunity to explain a compromising relationship.
Chuck has an older (1990) Chrysler-Maserati. Before we moved to Ecuador he was reluctant to sell it. He wanted to hang on to it for sentimental reasons. Since we have lived in Ecuador those sentimental reasons have faded somewhat. Paying for insurance while it was sitting in the U.S. probably helped to cool the sentiment.
This trip has been our last jaunt in this car.
Before we left Richland, Chuck removed the hard top. We left with the soft top that folds back to make the car a convertible.
All of the freeway driving was done with the top up. But, as soon as we hit the scenic dot dot back roads Chuck folded back the top.
Most of the scenic dot dot back roads were done in the high desert...quite cold even with the sun shining. It was really cold going 60 mph.
You can ask Chuck, I never complained. I adapted. This is pretty much how I looked for more than half the trip.
This has been a great trip. I am glad Chuck was able to enjoy his special car one more time before it finds another home.