Any further comments about the miseries of the downslide to 30 will result in instant defriending.
I write you all from the home of wide_rider, where I landed after a long hot drive down the eastern half of Oregon. Which is, indeed, much less pretty than the valley in the middle, but there the road was. It was twisty. The drive over the Cascades was awesome, though. As was dinner with WR and ladyforash! I have met some more of the people I've been reading about here on LJ for years now.
I should write much more about this, but my brain is completely fried. I am nodding off even as I type.