After getting ourselves settled and giving the awning a close-up and personal inspection, then conferring with friends, we came to the conclusion that the workmanship and quality were not adequate or comparable to our other 3 Zip Dee awnings. We had decided to go with a local shop that does draperies, upholstery and canvas, and we have known and done business with in the past...just not canvas.
I sent off an email to Bob Vinson at Oregon Motorcoach Center and he immediately replied to come back anytime and they would take care of the problem. After our great week in Corbett, OR along the Columbia River Gorge we headed back to Eugene. Now, I have to say I love this place. Their degree of highly skilled specialists in all phases of repair, especially on Country Coach motorhomes, is impressive. Most had been with CC 25-30 years before the "decline", then coming here to OMC.
|Glen begins to install the "new" awning|
So we have moved over to a lovely boondock site at a far corner of the Valley River Center Mall, situated alongside the Willamette River and walking trail, with ripened blackberries on the bushes for picking. The security police arrived moments after we parked to give us a 2-day pass, more time if needed, and coupons good in the mall shops. He said be sure to call if we have any questions or concerns as they provided 24 hour security.
|Our site by the Willamette|
|With river view thru ripened blackberry bushes|
First on the agenda was a movie at the Regal 15 Cinemas where we were enthralled by Helen Mirren in The Debt. Excellent, 5*****, from us! The morning got us up and on the trail for 4-5 miles. Honestly, everyone in this town is either walking, running, biking, fishing or boating. No one sits still! The day is a gorgeous 80s. We checked out the big Labor Day sale at REI, hoping to find something for our trip. Howard found a great pair of Columbia shorts for $20. Sadly, everything I tried was too long. So I went to Talbot's Petite and found a couple of nice tops on sale; what a joke...women's clothes are such a rip-off. Think it's time for Ross'.
|Ladies half-marathon this morning right outside our window!|
But for now, it's time for some Oregon Duck football! Go Ducks.....