Yet again Wy’east has been the undoing of my Little Yellow Pony. After a frustrating morning of trying to get out of town (wound up first taking a friend to Providence Emergency, turns out she was ok – just a small scare), I headed over Mt Hood to the hospital in Bend, where my aunt is in a coma. But sometimes nothing goes right!.5th gear started acting funky at Government Camp (same place where the trans-axle went out several years ago – also needed a tow home!) 4th seemed fine, so I continued on. Turns out there’s no stop lights on HW 26 for 63 miles. Didn’t have to downshift till Madras. Bad mistake! So instead of visiting my aunt (and Newbury Crater), I wound up heading back over Mt Hood in a tow truck to Portland.