Well, if you're going to have a belated wedding celebration, you might as well have a belated honeymoon too, right ;)? That's what we did, at least! After our fun little party on Saturday, we had a regular Sunday. Then Monday we packed up and headed to Oregon.
My husband's idea of a vacation is being home and being allowed to be lazy.
My idea of a vacation is being out of town. Otherwise, if I'm home, I feel like I have to do stuff around the house. Like wash dishes.
I learned that we need to compromise in the future. Because I'm a little bit of a vacation over-achiever -- if you will. Or, as my dad likes to call me, a dictator. I try to cram as much into a little amount of time as possible. And so I planned for us to go to Tillamook, OR (because Jeremy and I both love cheese and he hadn't been there) and to Crater Lake, because neither of us had been there and I have had it on my list for many years. And, based on Google maps, I thought it seemed do-able in 3 days. And that's where I'm a bit of an over-achiever. (I did this before when I planned a trip to Seattle when I lived in Alabama. In my mind, travel time does not account for much ;)). So anyway, in the end, highway 101, while quite scenic and pretty, was not "only 8 minutes longer" like Google maps suggested. And it's way windy and curvy and uphill a lot. And by the time we reached Roseburg on Tuesday, we knew we wouldn't be doing Crater Lake. Because that alone was another 2 to 3 hour drive one way. And since we took Jeremy's car -- and it's a stick -- he drove all of it. I can drive a stick. But I'm not well-skilled anymore. It probably wouldn't have gone well on all those Oregonian hills ;).
So we went to Tillamook and Roseburg. And it was still pretty lovely a time. And here's the run-down!
We got into Tillamook Monday evening and checked into the same motel where my mom and I stayed 2 years ago. I like that motel. It's roomy and clean, and I really have no complaints. We went and bought Subway for dinner, and returned to the room to eat. Then we relaxed for the evening and enjoyed a good night's rest. We took our time getting ready in the morning and checked out close to 11 (which was check-out time). Of course, we took advantage of the continental breakfast -- and vacation food is allowed to be unhealthy :). We headed to Tillamook Cheese Factory and took our first picture. Can you tell the sun is in our faces?
After we meandered around looking into the factory windows, we headed downstairs to the cheese samples. Very important part of the tour. We enjoyed cheese curds (squeaky cheese), medium cheddar, white cheddar, pepper jack, colby, and -- our favorite -- garlic white cheddar. That stuff is awesome. We proceeded into the store part, where we purchased some chili pepper garlic slices. And some mint fudge. And then it was on to the fabulous cafe. Where, of course, we had to get some grilled cheese sandwiches! But Jeremy likes food. And he can afford it! So we got a plate of macaroni and cheese as well :). We shared the mac & cheese. It was all delicious! See :).
And then we were on the road. Headed South. We opted to take the 101, because Jeremy like the beach and wanted to stop by the beach for a bit. And we found a great spot to do so! As we walked out onto the beach, we rounded a corner and saw this little island sitting right in the middle of the vista. It was beautiful! And chilly, with the wind. Which is why you will see I was wearing Jeremy's sweater.
Because today has been trying to get ready for Monday. Blah. Laundry and fixing bikes and noticing my back tire is low -- have to fix that, and shopping for food and... You get the picture. YUCK. But at least we made some memories :).
And okay, so I promised another sample question from our questionnaire. Here goes. You can feel free to leave your answer in the comments!
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