The quest continues for the daughter to learn how to drive. The requirement is 50 hours of driving practice now that she has her learners permit.
Last Saturday we broke out of our neighborhood and began experiments with speeds in excess of 20 mph. Things went well and we ended up driving to Sauvie Island, a beautiful spot full of natural spaces and farms near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers.
The daughter was elated with the freedom of the car, as well as the reduced stress of driving on country roads. The spring weather, with dramatic clouds and sun breaks, the verdant countryside, and lack of vehicular catastrophe had put me in a good mood as well.
Looking forward to a summer of more practice and beautiful vistas.