Go Mazda GO!!

On Tuesday two good friends of ours came out to “sea” us. They’d never been this far south on the Oregon Coast so we treated them to a Lighthouse and Museum tour and then we headed even further south for lunch and a trip to Shore Acres State Park to watch the waves crash.

The weather has been really stormy here which makes for an angry ocean that sends giant waves crashing to the beach. Shore Acres is the place to go to see action during winter storms. Unfortunately, we missed the high tide and the peak of the action. Big waves were still crashing into the rocks but weren’t as showy or explosive as they would be at high tide. Dave and I are heading back down there again today to try to catch some of the action.

On the way home that night my 2001 Mazda Protege hit 200,000 miles!! Woohoo!


Other than the work that we’ve posted here on this blog nothing major has been done outside of routine maintenance in the almost 11 years I’ve had it. Oil change every 6,000 – 10,000 thousand miles, one air filter since 2007 (K&N :)) I’m on the 4th set of tires, 3rd set of shocks and that’s about it really. Hopefully later this year I’ll be able to get a nice new paint job and a set of wheels and make it look brand new again for the next 10+ years. My car has taken me on hundreds of road trips through New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Idaho, Colorado, and all over Oregon and Washington.



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