Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The tech working on our Coach thinks the part should be here by Monday. Wow, another 3 days in the parking lot.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Mike, Jake and Tom put together Mary's new outside tables that converts to a bench. Really cool idea. I will be ordering one for my patio when I get home next spring.
Lynn is cooking dinner tonight, stuffed chicken breasts. We do really eat good while we are here. I am going in the house now for my before dinner glass of wine. Mike is watching the Utah/Colorado football game. It is currently raining and has been all afternoon.
Tomorrow morning we are going to Buena Vista House (Claudia's B&B) for breakfast. She brought us dinner our second night here. Claudia is a very good cook and we always look forward to what ever she makes for us. Mary has the best friends ever!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tomorrow morning the pickers will be picking Beckenridge. Beckenridge is another 10 acres that Mary has at another location. We will go back to picking the Chardonnay and Pinot Gris at Mary's vineyard. Using these two grapes Mary and Liz are going to make Champagne. This will be a one time thing because they have never before made Champagne and do not intend to do so in the future. Tomorrow will be a long day as all the fruit picked will need to be processed. The reason we are picking so fast is that we are trying to beat the rain that is scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
The men are working on Jake's Van today.
They are trying to repair the generator.
Tonight we are going out to The Bread Board for pizza. The story behind the Bread Board Bakery is; Keith and John came to Falls City (12 miles out of Monmouth) to start a little bread business a few years ago. They started baking bread and scones in their house and selling out of there also. It became so popular, so many people were coming from other towns to buy their bread that they have opened a separate business location and built a huge wood fired oven that can accommodate 100 loaves of bread at a time. They have just started having Pizza nights on Sunday and Monday evenings. They also serve salads and a decadent chocolate with cream drink that is served in demitasse cups. It is extremely rich. Truly a chocolate lovers dream.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
We have been experiencing a few mechanical problems with the coach and the truck. Mike made an appointment with Cummins Diesel in Coburg, Oregon, near Eugene on Wednesday, October 6th due to a problem with the engine losing power. We also had an appointment with Kendall Ford Service on Friday, October 8th because the drivers side window was having problems going up and down. We spent 3 days in Cummins while everything was repaired. We have now moved on to Corvallis where we are awaiting Mary Olson's call to come and harvest the grapes.