...a lavender field, yes. Roses, no. This picure was taken at Lavender Valley Lavender Farm. It is breathtakingly beautiful, and the scent...ah, heavenly!
Riff had given me tickets for our anniversary for an (incredible!) Allison Kraus concert that took place last weekend in Troutdale. We stayed at Edgefield in Troutdale where the concert took place, then got up Friday morning, drove the scenic Columbia River Gorge (that is entirely another post), coming out at Hood River. We had picked up a map awhile back for the Hood River Fruit Loop and have been saying for a year now that we were going to go over and check it out. There are 36 farms, fruit stands, wineries and you name it on this beautiful drive through the Hood River Valley. We chose ahead of time just a few that we wanted to stop at, so I do believe that we will have to go back another time. Join me here on a small tour of our day...
I can't even tell you how many wineries are on this loop. With alot of whining and crying (from Riff - he wanted to stop at them all!) we managed to stop at three for some delightful wine tasting, coming home with several bottles for our evening indulgences.
I was very excited to stop at the Llama farm, Foothill Yarn & Fiber. As we pulled up the driveway, we were flagged down by this pen. It turns out that this little guy was only a few hours old. Isn't he just the cutest little thing?
Pears. Everywhere you look, Pears!
How much fun would this be? Windsurfing on the Columbia with majectic Mount Hood regining over it all.