Hi friends. I’m enjoying a fantastic visit from my father this week. We’ve already done so much (new!) stuff around Oregon that I’ll be sharing soon. This weekend will consist of some house updating (this will be an ongoing battle for awhile), but also gluttonous (and well-deserved) meals and beverages around the city. Looking forward.
Today, I’m pining for a visit out to wine country here in my very own state. We have yet to visit any wineries (though we have tried our fair amount of the local varieties), and I’m eager to learn more about the ones around here. After seeing the grandeur of Napa Valley, quiet elegance of Sonoma, and enchanting Alsace region in France, I’m looking forward to discovering some low key and comfortable vineyards where the attitude is totally relaxed and a short drive away! The wineries around the Columbia River Gorge are just lovely…
This blog post looks super helpful. Isn’t it gorgeous out there? I can’t wait for the
warm dry summer months to leisurely explore it. I love seeing those vines heavy with grapes. Makes my eyelids heavy just thinking about it. I think I just need some wine and R&R after how busy we’ve been getting the house set up. Last night was a painting session that went well into morning.
Have a great weekend everybody! Here are some fun links I found this week:
Did you see this? What an amazing, unique way to capture your travels. If only we had a theme…
The world’s most colorful cities, according to someone with credibility. Disappointingly, I’ve only been to 3… so far.
A useful resource for making friends in a new city. I’m happy to report I’m off to a wonderful start.
I love the smart graphics in this Mad Men modernization.
PSA: Clean your computer. Right now.
Thank you for the link to my post. The view from the vineyards at Phelps Creek is pretty mind-boggling, huh? Hope you get a chance to visit.
You have beautiful images and explanations! Looking forward to seeing it with my own eyes.
Need to check out cooper mountain vineyards…one of our favorites is their 2010 reserve pinot noir…one of our favorites!
Wonderful! Great tip; thank you.