Tuesday, October 8, 2013

PDX REDUX…


Columbia River View
Every home needs some TLC every now and then and Dimples is no exception. After chilling out in Toppenish we stop at Maryhill State Park for a few days and chill some more.  Our spot is right on the Columbia River with outstanding views. We visit Maryhill Winery where we pick up a couple of vintages and the museum where we revisit some of the permanent collections and enjoy some of the newer acquisitions.

Art and Power
Then it’s on to the Portland area where Dimples gets new tires and rims, a new cook top, convection-microwave oven and new rock guards.  The leaking back window is re-riveted and sealed and some popped rivets on the body replaced. We take advantage of the area’s diversity to stock up on Asian foods for the pantry, and spirits form Portland’s boutique Distilleries.  Of course we stop at Fong Chong and get a huge order of their Hom Yee.

Since Dimples needs to stay overnight, at Airstream Adventures NW, we check into the McMenanins Edgefield in Troutdale. The Georgian revival style lodge and surrounding acreage was originally a poor farm, which is fitting considering what we are spending on Dimples LOL.  The resort hosts a restaurant, distillery, brewery, winery, pub, and dine-in movie theatre (where we catch the cinematic experience of World War Z...


How can you top zombies, cocktails and farm to table cuisine?   It’s a perfect spot for an overnight away from home.

Checking out the new tires
Once all of the repairs and upgrades are completed we head to Dayville and spend some time in our favorite of all time park The Fish House Inn.  Now it’s time to keep heading south...  

We try not to make too many plans in advance but we have plotted out the next month… We’ll be in Reno visiting with family this next weekend, and then we’ll head over to Sacramento and if our friends there haven’t forgotten us hopefully spend a week reconnecting. After Sac, we’ll head to Santa Cruz and reconnect with friends there… (Call us… you have our cell #s)

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