it took a little bit of persuasion, but i got her to let me leave the top here in portland as we drove over to bend to visit fam. over labor day. it was perfect weather for the drive. it was also nice b/c i can't turn my heater or fan off on my rig! anyway, we got up real early on saturday morning and drove out to the air port to watch the sun come up over mt. hood. drank some coffee and sat in the back of my rig for a while, it was nice. then we made our leiserly way over to bend (about 3 hours by way of the route we took). theres been some bad fires here, so the air was a bit hazy, so the pics of the mountain are a bit less dramatic than they would otherwise be (minus the bugs on the windshield. i went to the afi concert on sunday nite, and there was a smokin sunset, so i had my wife snap a shot of that too. enjoy the pics!