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October 9, 2009
Coos Bay, Oregon
So we noticed a strange thing here in Oregon. We thought that the gas stations were going back to the '50s and '60s when there was no self service but attendants filled your gas tanks. Come to find out that Oregon has a law that prohibits the driver from filling his or her own gas tank. The driver cannot even touch the handle. Attendants (very pleasant ones) have to fill your gas tank. This give them a job (which is why they are so pleasant) and, you wouldn't believe it, but the price of the gasoline doesn't seem to reflect the additional service. The penalty is $2,000 for the driver and $5,000 for the station owner if caught filling your own gas tank or even replacing the nozzle after it is filled (can't touch it at all).
We drove to Coos Bay, Oregon yesterday. This is another small Oregon city located on the water. The weather is absolutely perfect, so we took the bikes out again today. Biking is turning out to be our form of exercise these days. I am not walking that much anymore (got out of the habit in Alaska -- afraid of the bears), and Jerry cracked or bruised a rib about three weeks ago and hasn't been running. He feels pretty much okay, except when he lies down or gets up. He tried running the other day, but his rib bothered him too much. So biking works for both of us.
Coos Bay has a casino about three miles from where we are staying. We biked over there today, went in, and did a bit of gambling.