Yet another gray morning to start the day here in Eugene, OR but we determined we needed to get out and go for a ride anyway. Poppy was feeling pretty good and was pestering us for a ride from the time she got up.
We headed up the McKenzie Highway towards the Santiam Pass and Bend. We just wanted to drive along the river for a bit as it is such a gorgeous drive. Poppy was enjoying every minute of it.
She looks like she has a really long nose because of the camera angle but just look at that sweet face. Rusty was in his bed under the table but they shared the foam block we put between the seats when we travel. They like to see where we’re going too!
We took a picnic lunch and stopped at a park on the river to eat. This is the EWEB Park that we took the grandkids to last summer – great place and not too far away. We didn’t view the fish hatchery this time as it was just to wet to be walking around much. The lake was way up so we parked across from the ball field. Russ took the doggies out for a walk while I got some lunch ready.
Of course, Poppy did her business as quickly as she could and then wanted right back in the motorhome. “It’s wet out here, Mom.” Rusty did his best to walk around a bit.
Therapy ran fine and I exercised the generator and made a pot of coffee at the park. We ran the furnace for a bit and heated up a tank of water and everything seemed to be in working order. We’re thinking seriously again that we can take Poppy and possibly Rusty and go for a short hop in another week…maybe over to Sisters or Bend.
On the way home we suddenly were in the middle of another hail storm. Thank goodness the hail around here is just small stuff – no golf balls!! I think perhaps this was graupel!! Thanks to Roxanne from the Good Luck Duck for my new word!! Graupel – sounds like something you might eat for breakfast with brown sugar and milk!!
Anyway, here’s a short video on what it looked like coming down. It was REALLY loud but you can’t tell because of all the road noise – and it lasted a lot longer than this video. Rusty was getting a bit worried.
Before long there was an icy buildup on the windshield under the wiper.
But we made it home in good shape and that was our day in Therapy!