Our last couple days in Portland were enjoyable. Diane spent a good chunk of her time visiting her mom and we had a chance to at least have breakfast with some friends we hadn’t had a chance to catch up with yet on this trip.
We all (Maureen, Mark (Maureen’s squeeze), Jenny (Maureen’s daughter) and Jenny’s husband (Shawn) gathered at Edgefield Stables for breakfast. Well I still call it Edgefield Stable’s, it’s really a McMenamins now but they still use Edgefield as part of its name.
Maureen and Diane worked together for a number of years and they along with Jenny are diving buddies and have gone on a number of vacations together geared towards diving. And I couldn’t help over hear them talking about another one soon. I don’t even swim so it doesn’t interest me in the least. They go and I enjoy my alone time. I will admit that when they went to Australia to dive the reef I was a bit jealous, except of the long long flight involved. And you might remember that because we had just began our fulltime travel Diane missed a dive trip to Bonaire which I heard about for some time so I’m thinking she may NOT miss the next trip LOL!!
After breakfast we spent some time wandering around the grounds at Edgefield. It’s a hard place to describe other than saying it’s very eclectic. And the entire place has a great history, in fact it’s amazing any of it is still around today.
I won’t even begin to tell the tale but I suggest you take a look at this link and check it out. Be sure to read the history and about the various bars and restaurants. And about the many many many forms of entertainment from live concerts (MANY live concerts), the brewery, distillery and winery, the quirky little movie theater, 9 hole golf course and of course the hotel rooms themselves.
The place really is amazing and we plan to spend our share of time there when we return for our visit in September.
And I just love some of the oddball artwork spread throughout the place. I could spend hours just looking at them alone. Especially after a few drinks LOL!! In fact WHILE drinking. It seems they encourage drinking throughout the grounds with small watering holes spread around it would be easy to keep sampling the adult beverages made right on the grounds until your heart is content. Or until you simply fall down.
Anyway here is that link http://www.mcmenamins.com/54-edgefield-home
Well that wraps up our 2 weeks in Portland. Sunday 7/27 we lifted our jacks and headed towards Coburg. Yep we figured making our 7am appointment at Freightliner would be a lot easier if we were camped only 10 minutes away instead of 2 ½ hours away.
Because we had a short travel day we made a stop at the Woodburn Outlet Mall before making our way to the Premier RV Resort right across the freeway from Freightliner. Our camp site has to be the longest pull through spot we have ever had!! We could park 2 of our rigs in here and still have room to park the 2 cars. But it should be big for $48 per night!!!! Ouch. Oh well, the convenience is worth it.
Once all set up we headed out to find just where I needed to have the motorhome at 7am and then went down the road for a visit to Cabela’s. It seems whenever there is one within a short distance of our camp spot we have to make a visit LOL!! But why not.
After Cabela’s we went to the Roadhouse Bar and Grill for a very late lunch or a very early dinner (It was 4pm so you decide LOL!!) and then headed home to chill the rest of the evening.
Keep your fingers crossed that our adventure at Freightliner is an easy one. We will keep you posted. We are hoping it can be fixed tomorrow. He don’t have any reservations scheduled until August 1st when we will land and Jacks Landing’s again for a month. So we will wing it between now and then. It’s supposed to be near100 degree’s in Grants Pass so maby a run to the coast might be in order.