It was bitter-sweet heading out this morning.
On one hand it was very exciting to be heading off to see the sites. On the other hand it was very hard to leave the farm. The apple trees had just busted out over the weekend.
The dogs were not particularly impressed with the idea of their girls leaving either. First they pressed the girls to fess up to where they were going and to take them along where ever that might be.
But then it was clear, the girls were resolved to not disclose the location should anyone try to hop a Greyhound and try to follow. "No, neither dog can tag along on the trip. We are going with others, it would be long, uncomfortable and some people are needed to stay home to tend to the babies and keep the cats in line or in trees."
"I guess they really mean it Janie. I can't believe that they are doing this to us."
"After all we do for them it is just inconceivable"
"Wait, you mean we don't get to go either! We are the stars of the show, how do they think they can go on the road without us!"
It was hard but we left it all behind dogs, cats, puppies, blooming trees, almost blooming lilacs, and lovely weather in the forecast. On the road by nine a.m..
We stopped at Hulda Klager's Lilac Gardens in Woodland, WA for a runaround the lilac bush for our little buddy Matthew. The gardens were lovely as usual and being just enough south of me most of their lilacs were in full force while mine are barely opening.
Then we buzzed past Portland and stopped at the lovely town of Brownsville to tea at Pioneer Park. What a nice homey park, we didn't have time to take much of a look around town but their park was worth the barely two miles from the freeway. Reluctantly were got back in the car, headed back south and determinedly stuck to our seats and made a mad dash for dinner.
In Medford at Rosario's Restaurant By six-thirtish. What a great place that is. They have a covered patio out back complete with a grassy yard, tulips and an artichoke bush I would love to come back and see in bloom. Just perfect for little one-year olds to jaunt about in. The service was phenomenal and the food was great. Carol had the Pesto Chicken Fettuccine, Sheila, the Scampi Alfredo, and the Girls and I split a plate of Beef Ravioli with Marinara sauce and a plate of Beef Ravioli with Creamy Pesto. It was Carol's introduction to pesto sauce and she loved it and everyone else had rave reviews of the food, service and setting! It was reasonably priced, the five of us got a great meal for just over $60 total. And it was plenty as we took a stack of take-home-boxes to the Motel 6 in Weed.
Where we are till morning and then back on the road. The girls are asleep, like I should be, so I will get their pics of Rosario's yard in the morning.