So-- I am going to make this post long on pictures, and short on words.
Anna (Woolie Mammoth) gave me some tips of places to see, so when I saw this sculpture at the Domaine Serene winery I thought of her, and had to take a picture. He was very cute!
Daisy really wanted to come along.
Cool barn quilts.
Mt. St. Helens was our first stop. It was really amazing.
Though a little gloomy the coast line was beautiful.
The Farmer's Markets were wonderful! Get a load of all that basil!
The entire Columbia River Gorge road was beautiful, but the waterfalls were really spectacular.
Of course we did a bit of wine tasting!
And went to Voodoo Donuts. I've never had to stand in line for a donut before. This is a really popular place.
Stopped at Fabric Depot, where I am sorry to admit I only bought a package of bells. I just didn't go in mentally prepared to buy fabric. But I did look at everything.
Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn is one of the most charming and nice shops ever.
Beautiful Mt. Hood
While I neglected to take any pictures of the food (too busy eating, I guess) I do want to say that if you're in Portland, PokPok is worth the stop. My only regret is that we didn't order more of their famous chicken wings--or actually JUST their wings. They were sticky and sweet and delicious. I would go back and stand in line just to have them, with maybe a side of rice or a vegetable. The other items we ordered were good, don't get me wrong, but the wings are memorable.
So in a nutshell, that was our Oregon trip. I'm sure we will go back--it is a beautiful state and there was much we left undone.
I'm not big on New Year resolutions--I don't like to set myself up for failure, but it is my intention to post here more often. It may not always be too interesting, but if I post, I will hopefully get better at it .
So with that said--see you soon!