I don't dislike Jack-in-the-Box but I can't say I'm an avid fan of their food. Jack-in-the-Box does not exist in Salt Lake, and so the only time I've been is while vacationing on the west coast and it just happens to be convenient. We've been to the one in Roseburg a few times, but not very often, which makes me wonder how it is we had even ended up with three antenna balls. Jenna and Roland like them because it somehow makes our car easier to spot. Well, I don't have radar eyes and if it is smaller than the tire, it is not big enough for my non-observant eyes to spot.
The wind blew each day during our trip except for the Friday we went to Wheeler Farm. That day was hot. I suppose if I had a choice, I would take the wind. I don't guess it would have mattered. I would have probably felt comatose either way. Roland says it takes 10 days to acclimatized. I'd forgotten about the adjustment we had gone through during those first couple of weeks after we had arrived in Oregon. Must just have an effect on older people however. Jenna's body certainly didn't seem to notice.
It just feels so weird to me that after having lived in a state for over 50 years that I would need a longer time to adjust to being there than my vacation time would allow. Who would have believed I'd be wiped out so quickly? In addition to dry throats and fatigue, I was experiencing heat rash. That was a new one for me.
Our first day on the road landed us in the small town of Lake View. The wind was blowing really hard.
I asked the waitress if it was normal. She seemed a little freaked about it when she answered,
"NO! Not even in March. That's when we get the most wind. But nothing like this!"
I don't think it was windy when we'd gone through Nevada. But it wasn't as hot as I think of Nevada as normally being. Although it was windy in Salt Lake, it wasn't as windy as it had been during our travel. Especially on the return back to Oregon. Once the rain stopped, Roland was hanging onto the wheel trying to keep the car on the road. I asked him if he felt like he was driving through the eye of the storm. He said yes.
Tractor Trailers (another name for Semi-Trucks or 18wheelers; a name I actually never understood until watching them moving with the wind) would pass us by and the "trailer" part would be swinging all over the road.
I saw a green mile sign that was bent in half (couldn't even read how far apart what towns they were as the information was upside down)
I think the face of our first Jack antenna ball we had just faded in the sun. But Roland claims that the wind blew them off sometime during our travels.