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  • (Roller Shades) offer a diverse range of custom fabrics.
  • (Roller Shades) Shades made of vinyl or fabric attached to spring rollers, mounted to the inside window casing or the window frame.
  • Any shade in which fabric is wrapped around a roller and is operated by winding and unwinding.
    car
  • A vehicle that runs on rails, esp. a railroad car
  • A railroad car of a specified kind
  • a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
  • A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people
  • the compartment that is suspended from an airship and that carries personnel and the cargo and the power plant
  • a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"

"Off road" in a Honda Fit
"Off road" in a Honda Fit
What fun! My wife and I enjoying a sunny day in Oregon, exploring a farmer's fields in our silver "roller skate" car, taking photographs of wheat fields and flower fields. Ice chest of cold diet Pepsi in the back. Doesn't get much more fun than this! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Farmers’ permission: On our drive along Oregon highway 213 & 214 from Salem to Silver Falls state park, we noticed some spectacular fields of flowers, being grown in the area for the flower seed trade. On the way back from our hike at Silver Falls we stopped by three of the farms where I dutifully and properly knocked on the door of each of the three farm houses, to ask permission to enter their land for the purpose of taking photographs. Each of the encounters will be a lasting memory of this road trip. Here is the story of each: Farmhouse #1: A middle aged man came out from his double story farm house and listened to my request. His response “Nah, I don’t mind a bit if you walk anywhere in the flower fields you want, my one request though, is that you don’t bother any elk you see. They love the flowers”. How great is that? I did in fact see elk tracks entering and exiting the man’s flower fields. Farmhouse #2: a young woman with a cute little four or five year old daughter came around from the back of the farmhouse, as I was knocking on the front door. She seemed puzzled that I would bother to ask permission then smiled and said “you go just wherever you want and take all the pictures you like”. I complimented her daughter on her bright red new sandals, which brought a big smile to her face. What nice people you meet out in the country. Farmhouse #3: A nice middle aged lady with a young daughter and a visiting neighbor woman came to the enclosed back porch of their farm house. I made my speech, asking permission to walk around the flower fields for the purpose of taking photos. Not only did I get a “yes” but the lady told me that the hay field was theirs, the flower fields a good neighbors, and that I was welcome to drive our car down the narrow dirt road that separated the two properties and fields. She even told me how I could rejoin a gravel road at the end of the field if I wanted to return to highway 213 another way. How is that for nice? We took her up on her offer and drove slowly (not wanting to raise dust) and got some good photos of the flower fields there. So that’s my story. The light wasn’t great in all cases, but the farmers sure were. As always my patient and understanding wife, waited in the car most of the time, while I ran around the farmers’ fields, getting my jeans dirty, kneeling in the dirt here and there, to try to capture some nice flower photos and some fine memories as well. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We took a four day, 950 mile counter clockwise looping “road trip” through Oregon (August 3-6th, 2011). The weather was outstanding. The trip included a little “quality” penny slot machine time for my wife at three Oregon Native American casinos: Spirit Mountain at Grand Ronde; Chinook Winds at Lincoln City; and Kah-Nee-ta at Warm Springs. For me I got some barefoot beach hiking along the Oregon Coast. Together we took the five mile version of the waterfalls loop hike at Silver Falls state park (our first visit there). Driving highway 213 to and from Silver Falls State Park from Salem, we came across many large farms raising colorful flowers for the packaged flower seed business. We met some really nice people, when we stopped to ask permission at these flower farms, to enter their private property to take photographs. Lots of fun! We drove the McKenzie Pass highway for the first time. We really enjoyed that scenic drive and for me it was a reconnaissance for future hiking along the Pacific Crest Trail in the Three Sisters Wilderness, with McKenzie Pass serving as the north trailhead. We had one of the best Mexican dinners we have had in long time at Mazatlan’s in Redmond, Oregon and I managed to convince my wife that we needed a short shopping trip stop at the nice REI store in Bend, Oregon. We drove some scenic back roads, we had never before traveled, when we visited the Warm Springs reservation for a casino stop for my wife (I read Backpacker magazine under the shade of a tree, sipping on an ice cold lime diet Pepsi). Our new Honda Fit got a respectable 40 mpg on this trip, with the A/C running much of the time…so we were happy with that. I’m now spoiled by the USB port in the glove box that let’s us play all of our “oldies” favorites from music folders loaded onto a small flash drive. Nothing like lots of good traveling tunes to make a road trip just that much more fun. Once again, with just the two of us…..a great time was had by each and all. I hope you enjoy some of the photographs we took along our way. OMT August 2011. 0000
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Although this Rover looks lovely in the pictures, and indeed the paint is very good, deep shine and smooth to the touch it is one of those cars I can't decide what I would do with if it were mine.. The paint was applied to a very good standard as I said but the work prior to its application was not, anyone who knows about paint will tell you that you can get the best sprayer in the land to paint it but if you don't prepare the car properly you may as well do it in dulux with a roller. When yo cross the road to look at this you wish you hadn't, badly shaped filler, scabby pillars and screen edges, scabby doors and that's just the outside.. Open the bonnet and it gets a lot worse..the engine is nice and clean but the wing lips and scuttle have been sploshed with a different shade of white and not perpared properly first, you can see the scabs and flaked paint under it, also the entire engine bay has been done black, even the underside of the bonnet (when I lifted it I'd forgotten how flimsy they were). On the plus side, it's all there and no extras to spoil the pure original feel. Inside is pretty basic, but then they were basic, it even has manual windows, it's generally tidy though apart from the headliner cloth that's screwed, yes SCREWED to the backing board ! no need for such laziness, all you do is take the whole thing out through the tailgate and recover it.. It also needs a bloody good service or more as it's not running too sweetly and work on the rather wooden brakes As it is I value it at around ?1000..it's fairly rare and good ones fetch tidy sums.. So, there's the dilemma, what do you do with it? the way I see it there are three courses of action to choose from. 1/ Run it as it is, enjoy the attention it gets, take it to shows for a season and sell it on before it gets much worse.. 2/ Take it off the rd, strip it and start again, but I'd hate to take a DA to the lovely paint and god knows what will be revealed. It'll need a fair chunk of money throwing at it, new panels etc and new paint. Yes it'll look stunning when done and be worth quite a lot, but nowhere near what it's cost to put right-yet..If you're keeping it then no matter but you could buy a good one to begin with for less.. 3/ Find a way of diverting the attention from it's maladies..do enough localised tidying to get by, get on the net and track down some dayglow tape, decals, a beacon, ariels, a tannoy, radio etc etc, and have some fun with it that way.. At shows no one will notice the blemishes, they'll just say "Oooh ! a Rover jam sandwich..I got pulled by a few of those in my time".. I favour option three ;-))

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