We decided to forgo Molalla and the paw paws (alas, paw paws, and Molalla to be frank, are still a mystery to me).
Instead we made our way to Portland Nursery‘s Apple Tasting event, and then drove out to Sauvie Island to visit the clothing optional beach Pumpkin Patch.
The Apple Tasting has been going on for 21 years, but this was my first visit. Too many damn kids, if you ask me. But I guess that’s the price you pay for fresh pressed apple juice and free samples of 60 varieties of apples and pears. The apple juice was great (all 3 ounces of it) but the line for the apple samples was too long. Maybe next year I’ll get there earlier . . . or it’ll rain . . .
I had not been to the Pumpkin Patch since I was a wee child. All my memories of the place involved mud. Lots of mud. But the cool, crisp, and dry weather yesterday removed that impediment. The highlight for me was the animal barn: Lucy the Lama looked sideways at us, the ducks slept, the chickens did their silly chicken thing, and the pig really enjoyed the attention.
Photos courtesy of Heather at Mile73.com. She too blogged about our weekend escapade.
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