Twisted Ankle in Lincoln City
After Rocking Nia HQ, the following day was a day off. And we didn’t have to be in Eugene for two days, so River and I headed to the coast.
|River facing the wind storm.|
It was raining a lot, so we stayed in the hotel. I spent most of the evening putting together my final lesson plans for the weekend in Eugene.
I also soaked in the bathtub while listening to the playlist for the Nia routine Soul.
In the morning River and I walked to the local vet. Mainly because I wanted to get River a can of dog food, but also, I was going to see if the doctor was available to look at River’s toes. He has had what looks like it might be a wart developing between two toes on his front left paw, and while we were running in the sand yesterday, it must have grinded it up really bad and caused it to open and bleed. We got the dog food, but the doctor was in surgery so no one could look at him.
We just got back in the car and headed to Eugene.
I love driving this car. The lights come on when it’s dark and go off when it’s light. The windshield wipers detect when there is water on the windshield to keep it clear without my having to do a thing. It has cruise control. I can set it to keep the temperature at 72 degrees inside the vehicle at all times. There’s a remote sensor in the key, so I don’t even need to take it out of my pocket to unlock the doors or the hatchback or even to start the engine! There’s a feature called Ambient Lighting, that is a few carefully placed accent light bulbs that slowly rotate through the all the colors of the rainbow. The navigation system is so convenient. I love just driving straight until I hear her voice say ‘Prepare to Turn Left”. I only wish I could set it so that she’d have a British accent. I feel sorry for River, though because the stereo system has such a booming bass, and when I play my music loud I can see him reacting with his ears. So I refrain from doing it too loud.
So far it looks like I’m averaging 27 miles / gallon.
The one thing that I don’t understand about the car is the SPORT button. I test drove them both, but I bought the Countryman S instead of the Countryman because it had a turbo engine and was much more responsive that the non S, which just seemed sluggish by comparison.
|This is the first known picture of the three of us together. JAG, River and Thumper|