Monday, August 6, 2012

En Plein Air

During our last couple days in Oregon, my mom and I relaxed at quite possibly the best B&B ever - Le Puy Wine Valley Inn. Our innkeepers spoiled us with a comfy bed and fabulous land to explore with a cup of coffee in the morning, or a glass of wine in the evenings. In the mornings they sent us on our wine-tasting way, filled with their delicious breakfast offerings,  such as Belgian Gaufres, Eggs Benedict, local preserves and fresh herbs from their garden. We truly felt like royalty. 

The Willamette Valley is filled with endless possibilities - from Cherry picking, berry picking, to hazelnut farms and lavender fields as well as olive oil producers to name a few in addition to the fabulous wine tasting. Needless to say I came home to a suitcase filled with local treats, and even safely transported a case of my favorite Pinots from the region.

Maybe it was just all that fresh air, but Oregon really got to me. During my short week there, my mom built a stronger relationship than we already had, and I had the opportunity to explore what I truly want out of life. I made some new friends, and feel like I'm finally moving on in life. I look forward to taking more risks in the future, after that really is what life is all about after all, right? I'm ready for serendipity.

Cherry picking at Eggers Acres

new friend at Red Ridge Farms
best lunch around

Winderlea Chardonnay tasting notes

Comparing 2008 and 2009

Lange Winery

Sokol Blosser


  1. You have me wanting to drink the Oregon kool-aid! Lukus and I need a little break- and this could be something fun for us. I will have to add it to the list.

    Your photos are lovely!

  2. Oregon looks beautiful! I bet you had a blast.
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  3. Such pretty photos! And love your chambray...perfect for wine tasting :)

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