Have you ever hand polished aluminum rims in a mall parking lot? I'm a trend setter. It has to start somewhere and it might as well be with me. Now Roo has a polished look that brings this house on wheels up a notch. I had all this time because Katie and I had a... well... how can I say... we were pissed at each other. Look it happens. You try spending 24/7 with someone in a 40ft box and not have a problem. Life moves on and so did we. After the rim polishing we talked it over and headed out for a ride down the Willamette River trail.
I'm not a big fan of the West coast culture so far. I love the scenery. I love the climate. I could pass on the liberal atmosphere of the cities. With a conservative mindset I view things from a different perspective than the local folk. Then there are the suprises that show up. An unexpected garden of roses planted by the city to make people smile. This is the liberal side of the spectrum I adore.
The Owen Rose Gardens are a sweet smell of relief in a world where people concentrate on careers, kids, and life in general. That old saying, "stop and smell the roses", has never been put to such a practical uses. Absolutely splendid.
Oregon showed us what we needed that day. A sight of relief to ease the tension between us. Now we just hoped that the night be as nice as the afternoon.