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Oregon Dunes
June 7, 2009

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A day out from home, we found ourselves on the Oregon coast signing away our rights to sue the folks who would rent us little golf carts on which we could, supposedly, fly across the sandy coastal dunes. But nature never intended a dune buggy to carry four riders, and we kept sinking into sand instead of racing over it. The 19-year-olds managing the field finally took pity on us and swapped out our four-seater for a two-passenger model that actually carried Ellie and me along at what seemed a brave pace (about 25 mph). By then, Jen and Em had seen enough and settled for a fast ride back to the garage.