Saturday, July 2, 2011
Adventures in Oregon - Part 3
After leaving Garibaldi, we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese Factory for a self guided tour.
They recieve milk from 150 dairy producers in the area. BFF liked "squeaky cheese" and I liked the smoked medium chedder when eating samples. Also make ice cream so sampled it too.
It is always time for ice cream.
In Tillamook is Jane's Quilt shop in a pink house on south Main St. Crowded with fabric, customers and a dog. In the backroom were 5 sewers. Met a lady from WI in the shop - she had a friend in Ames. I got a Bali batik scarf and a shop pin.
Tillamook has a quilt trail with 30 blocks 4 ft by 4 ft on their downtown businesses. This was started in 2009 and they were the first quilt trail west of Nebraska.
South of Tillamook the road goes along the coast and we stopped at the Cape Mears lighthouse to observe the ocean, saw a sea lion on a rock, and an "octopus" tree. There were ferns along the road that were huge and in spots the trees grew over the road in a canopy.
Back inland along more curvy mountain roads.
Ate lunch at , a cute little town off the main road. Two local friends bought the building and have a restaurant on the first floor and hotel rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor.
Greenbaums Quilted Forest in Salem, is loccated in the downtown area. Modern quilts and loads of samples and kits. I found a 1/2 yard of Laurel Burch to add to my collection.
The Cotton Patch in Keiser was only 10 minutes north. BFF liked a quilt there but the kits were gone. some of the fabric still available but no pattern. The owner grew up in Mason City, IA.
Heading for Sisters Quilt show on Saturday, we stopped off in the evening at
Elk Horn Valley Inn in Lyons, OR. It is a bed and breakfast run by Robin and her son, Larry.
They made a fire in a small fire ring on the deck and there is the rushing water of the stream nearby. Meadow area and beautiful flowers. Comfortable rooms- we got a tour all the rooms as the other guests (travel writers) had not arrived yet.