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Trip

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Forrest, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    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.
    rogue.jpg bills.jpg cbrock.jpg cb jelly.jpg
     
  2. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    i like the glass holder @ Bills , it is a big Jelly .
     
  3. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I agree with Brant...that is a cool beer holder
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Goonies!
     
  5. Dale

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    It was a sincere pleasure meeting you and your lovely family, Forrest. Last time I had that much beer was... uh.... when Jon was was here in October.

    Didja have a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich?
     
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    GOONIES !! :D
     
  7. DukeBoxer

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    Hey Forrest, does Rogue still make that chili pepper beer?
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    The chipotle beer? yea. I sampled it when I was there.
     
  9. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Awesome trip!
     
  10. DukeBoxer

    DukeBoxer Active Member

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    Aww man, I can't find it anywhere around here...I had it once and I loved it. I gotta look a little harder. On another note, have you ever tried the Argentinean beer Quilmes, thats probably my favorite pilsner type beer...It's a pretty awesome beer
     
  11. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    no, I havent ever even seen it. I tell you what though, if a bottle ever made it into a box to pad the orchids in a trade, well then, maybe I would. :)
     
  12. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice trip, Forrest.

    Have you guys heard about or tried Dogfish Head beer?
     
  14. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Awesome Forrest. Thanks for the pics. I've never been to the Pacific Northwest. Maybe I will convince Kasey to go up there with me in the next year or so.
     
  15. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Tom, Dogfish Head is big in Florida and Austin. Love it.
     
  16. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I have had some Dog Fish before....I cannot remember which kind though
     
  17. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Dogfish Head is local beer here. The locals don't seem to be crazed about it but a lot of visitors really like it.
    I think they are good too, Chris.
     
  18. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    I like the 60 minute, but the 90 and the worldwide seem to be big for the sake of big. Dont get me wrong, I like big, but those are so over the top that they sorta taste like soy sauce.
     
  19. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    Cool trip. I wanna go to Dale's too.
     
  20. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    Dales is fun.

    I almost had to leave right after I got there though. I pulled up and he asked me if I wanted a beer (does a bear shit in the woods? Hell yea I want a beer). He pulled out a nice frosty mug, my kinda guy. Poured me a pint then started to pour his and the dreaded hiss came and the tap started blowing foam. It was a moment full of woe, but then he turned and assured me that we could make a trip to the store and replenish supplies. Tragedy averted.