My busy-ness continues this week with very little computer time available. My Mom is visiting, so we have been very busy showing her our life here in Oregon.
The weather has been amazing so it’s a good time to be out and about. Of course the boys love having Grandma around to satisfy every whim…especially at the toy store.
My Mom and the kids feeding the fish at Yamhill Valley Vineyards.
We stop at almost every produce farm and of course the boys get Grandma to buy them ice cream.
The veggies are always so amazing at these local farms.
We also went to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. If you live on the West Coast you know this is some of the best cheese around. This is the view from the observation deck.
We love watching the 40 pound blocks of cheese make their way around the conveyer to be sliced into smaller blocks sold at the store.
Of course we had to have more ice cream…Vanilla, Bubble Gum, Butter Pecan, Black Walnut and Espresso Mocha were our choices. They have some of the best ice cream out there.
Here is a partial list of flavors…there were more downstairs including Lemon Blueberry Pie. And don’t even think we left there without having Tillamook Bacon Cheddar Cheese burgers.
And as if we hadn’t had enough cheese, we stopped at the Blue Heron French Cheese Company down the road from Tillamook. We tasted smoked Brie and Camembert until we were blue in the face. There was wine tasting and sauce tasting and a petting zoo. Of course my boys got Grandma to buy them even more treats.
The Blue Heron is also where we met Cookie. We loved her.
Things will return back to normal here soon but right now things remain a little crazed.
My Mom and I are planning to cook up a storm this week. On the menu, authentic Polish Pierogi and sauerkraut (kapusta). My Mom’s famous Lemon Meringue Pie and New York Cheesecake. Stuffed cabbage rolls might also make it on the menu and hopefully Babka too. So much to eat…so little time!
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