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Put on a pot of coffee. Right now. Seriously — I’ll wait. You’ll be craving it by the time you’re done with this post. Bonus: It will be like reading in Smell-O-Vision. Got your cup of giddyup? Let’s go. I’m … Continue reading
Tourist trap implies something less than awesome. This is not a trap! It’s Americana. Alf’s Ice Cream and Burgers in McMinnville is a tourist draw for sure, but it delivers on its promise. Its promise is, specifically, burgers, ice cream … Continue reading
It’s been chilly lately. Oh, it’s not like it’s Canada out there, and there have been some gorgeous days for hiking and biking, but I have been feeling an inclination to stay indoors. Luckily, there’s plenty to do around here … Continue reading
It’s no secret that I love the rain. When the sun comes out after a week of clouds, fog and drizzle, and all of Yamhill Valley is out cavorting in the yellow glow, I’m slathering on sunscreen and rummaging for … Continue reading
I was having a glass of wine the other day with a woman who told me the sad story of a friend’s store dying. She was regretting not having shopped there more. A buck or two here and there wasn’t … Continue reading
I’ve been reading voraciously about the Yamhill Valley. Sure, it’s my job, but I’m curious, too. I’ve only been here a few months. Let’s call it the honeymoon phase. Every time I turn around there’s another little thing I notice … Continue reading
I love to cook. I mean, I really love it. I’m not saying I’m good at it. But the kitchen and I have fun together. Sure, there have been times when plates were politely picked at then cleared. Kids said, … Continue reading