Stumbled upon this very interesting article on Willamette Valley

“We found your family’s dream vacation spot:
Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where there’s pinot for the adults, waterslides and waterfalls for the kids, and miles of picnic-friendly pastureland for everyone.
Visit on Thanksgiving Weekend, when 150 wineries host special barbecues,
parties and tastings, and you’ll agree:
this just might be the most family-friendly wine region in America”


Still some color in the hills

Wind and rain brought down most of the leaves from the trees. But there’s still some color in the hills. A sign says the kiwis are ripe, pick now. Sound of chain saws means Christmas trees coming down. Snow tonight.