I hope you all had a good thanksgiving. I went on a road trip to visit some friends and family up in Oregon. We had a blast. First real stop was at Dales place. He was a gracious host and my daughter adored him. She got a kick out of the dogs too, but was a little too skittish to run among them. When they weren't napping she was requiring that I hold her. She loved the turtles too. Dales greenhouse is of course fantastic. He has some fantastic stuff in there. One could spend many many hours in there and continue to see new things. Second stop was in Newport. This was supposed to be a quick stop over but the driving was starting to get to the little one so we stayed for two nights. Mostly we just walked the beach and I drank a little beer as one of my favorite breweries is based out of there. Rogue rules! After Newport we headed up to Canon Beach. Nice beach and of course, we had to stop at the local brewery and see what was what. There was a place there called Bills tavern. Good brews, if you are ever in the location, check them out. We also saw a bunch of Jellies washed up on the beach. I took a picture of one of the biggest ones with my phone. It was probably close to a foot across. After Canon Beach we headed to Portland where we had Thanksgiving Dinner with my sister. Then we headed to Salem to visit some friends who moved out there and opened their own winery. They also have a daughter about the same age as mine so it was nice for her to be able to play. For you wine fans, if you like Pinot Noir, you should check out my friends wine. It is awesome, burgundy style. It is very affordable now while he makes a name for himself but I dont expect it to stay that way for long. His winery is called Whistling Dog Cellars. Check them out, and if you end up buying or talking with them tell him that Forrest sent ya. Unfortunately I didn't take my camera, so all I have is a few camera phone pics.