OK, where’d we leave off? Oh right, airplane –> food carts –> movie –> fro-yo –> sushi
I must’ve been absolutely exhausted, because when I went to sleep at about 11:00 p.m. Portland time on Saturday, I figured I’d get up about 8 a.m. I was totally wrong. I finally looked at my phone and it was 10:30!! After a quick stop to Starbucks (Nothing against the local coffee shop, I just have a ton of gift cards to use!) we hit the road out to Oregon wine country for Carlton’s Walk in the Park.
We were greeted by parking attendants on horseback, something I’ve never seen before.
A short walk brought us through a beautiful quilt exhibit…
… and straight into a lovely food and wine festival with an antique car show and art fair!
We first walked around the antique car show. I absolutely adore old cars, and one after another had me saying “oh man, that one’s gorgeous!” Just a few of my favorites
This one’s owner had a sense of humor; this fancy schmancy Rolls…
…had Grey Poupon in the glove box! Just in case, I guess.
I just loved the front of this one:
We tasted a flight of four wines from the Terra Vina winery, and then one unbelievable cider from the Carton Cyder Works. It was an ice cold pear cider with fresh cherry juice… it would’ve been really dangerous had I drank any more than the few sips I did have; it was delicious!
Next, we realized we were quite hungry, and the only thing that sounded great was barbecue.
We decided to go “halvesies” on ribs and a lamb burger, a great decision as they were both incredibly flavorful and well-prepared.
Some more walking around, some jewelry purchasing, some blues listening, and it was time for lunch dessert. Huckleberry ice cream made from local cream and huckleberries called to me from the dessert cafe stand.
A scenic drive back to Ericka’s neighborhood, a stop at the grocery store, and I got to work in the kitchen (yes, I still remember how) making deep dish pizza for us for dinner. I made two smaller ones using the same recipe I use at home; a pepperoni one and a spinach, mushroom, and goat-cheese topped one.
It was late before we knew it, and we had a busy day planned for Monday, so to bed we went after a bit of mindless TV watching.
Our coastal adventure continues tomorrow!