Day 0: Eugene, OR - Getting Closer

After three flights yesterday, I arrived in Eugene, OR late last night.  My bags and I arrived safely.  I arrived at the hotel on a shuttle very late relative to my Eastern Time start to the day. Today I meet with a friend who lives locally and then will return to the airport to join with a couple of women from the tour group to take a shuttle to Florence.  When I came in last night, Eugene looked pretty flat, which gave some peace to my active and worried mind.  This morning, however, I opened the shades in my hotel room to discover I am surrounded by "hills."  Hmmm.