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It’s been a little over one month since the Pacific Northwest Round Up! My darling husband and I are still reminiscing about the wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime (for us) get together of the most wonderful peeps on earth at our home in .
I can't help but tear up as I write this because in writing about our time together the memories come flooding back to me. I truly do mean this in every way! We had a blast! OrangeZest and I are so grateful for those who were able to came. We enjoyed every
single minute of your visit here with us! And, now...
I'd like to share with the rest of you what we did on those glorious 3 days in July, 2014!!!
It will be so hard to try to convey every nuance of each day of the Round Up, because as they say, you just had to be there! I will however, hopefully be able to highlight some of the outstanding and memorable moments of the event that
will undoubtedly bring back memories to those who attended and convey to those who couldn't the memories we made that will last a lifetime!
Because a “Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words,” I’ll post as many as I possibly can. We hope you’ll enjoy looking at them. We had the best time in the making of them.
Since I don't want this to be the longest blog in AR history, I'll just post day one, Friday, of the Round Up today. Beginning with our get together dinner on Thursday evening.
Thursday, July 17th
We started with Dinner at Frankie's in Albany on Thursday evening.
Sort of a meet & greet before the Festivities began on Friday.
From left to right:
OrangeZest, Candice, Biker Family, Magnolia Blossom,
gammaray, Akis, Cookin' Cyn, & Christine NICU RN
Friday Morning July 18th:
Getting ready for the Bus Ride to Nye Beach at the Oregon Coast.
It was so interesting that somehow, putting grown adults on a
school bus magically turned us all back into 7th graders.
The ride over was hilarious! We even broke out in song along the way.
Like I said above, "You had to be there!"
From left to right:
Akis, gammaray, Biker Family, Randy & Cathy Myers,
Cookin' Cyn, Magnolia Blossom, Mis7Up, Christine NICU RN,
moonkid,Candice, OrangeZest, & AVON
AVON & Magnolia Blossom
Mis7up & moonkid
The Wheels on the Bus go round & round....hmmm, hmmm, hmmm
Cathy & Randy Myers shopping at Nye Beach. Are we having fun yet?
Oh what did you buy in that Lingerie shop?!? Huh, Cathy?
After a few hours of shopping and site seeing, our Bus Driver took us further North up the
Coastline to Mo's Seafood Restaurant in Lincoln City for lunch.
OrangeZest, Biker Family & Mis7up are all SMILES!!!
Lunch is on it's way!
From left around the table
Akis, AVON, Cathy & Randy Myers,
Mike aka Mr. MauiGirl, I don't know where MauiGirl went....
Christine NICU RN & gammaray
Our very own Newspaper Food Column Writer for
The Alpenhorn News, Cathy Myers along with Mo's Restaurant Manager.
While at lunch Cathy presented my DH & myself with the article she wrote about her
upcoming trip to Oregon and featured a recipe of coastline cuisine,
Clam Slumgullion Chowder and Cheddar Bay Bisquits!
What an honor that was!!!
To read Cathy's weekly food article, click on the link below.
Cookin' Cyn & Magnolia Blossom
Enjoying Frosty Beverages! Those look good!
From left to right
There she is!!!! MauiGirl, Mike aka Mr. MauiGirl, Christine NICU RN & gammaray
After lunch... back on the bus to Willamette Valley Vineyards near Salem, the State Capital.
OrangeZest & Akis
Group Photo in the Cask Room
From left to right front row
Biker Family, Mis7up & moonkid
Randy & Cathy Myers, Cookin' Cyn, me, Christine NICU RN
AVON, Magnolia Blossom, Akis & gammaray
Estate Reserve Bottle
Our Somalier, Steve (far right) was awesome!!!
We had some serious Wine Drinkers in this crowd.
Does it look good Christine?
After a wonderful tour of the Winery and much sampling...
We rose our glasses for a toast!
An amazing end to an amazing day.
View of the Vineyards and The Willamette Valley
That brought to an end the First Day of the
We had a ball and still had two days left!
Note: many photos in this blog courtesy of Mis7up and Christine NICU RN
Day 2 of PNW Round Up will be posted tomorrow.