|It's hard to stop looking at the Columbia River Gorge but the other side of the road ain't so shabby either!|
|Who knew the turkey sandwich maker at 7 Eleven was a chef?|
|Hat Rock Picnic Area #1|
|In all it's glory. It's not a brand new leopard skin pillbox hat, but we think its pretty special anyway!|
|And you get to see this too.|
|Yes, Paul Parris bought wine here.|
|Our home for two nights.|
We were on the wrong day to sample the wares, but tomorrow will suffice. After unloading all the stuff we have acquired or brought along, we made our way to dinner downtown at Whitehouse-Crawford. Formerly a planing sawmill from 1909, this is a locavores paradise. The building itself is about as impressive as the food and service which we highly recommend.
|Interior of the old sawmill with view of kitchen|
|Cocktails ala Walla Walla|
|Lamb ravioli. Not baaaaahd at all.|
|Heirloom tomato salad|
|Steak and taters ala magnificent. The red wine reduction was awesome.|
Paul's Ponderings: The fun continues....a great drive along the Columbia gorge (a stunning part of the USA), a few wines sampled in Walla Walla and a great dinner. We had visited Garrison Creek winery about 18 months ago and bought some wine, but had cellared it at home. So, we had some great 2010 wine from them at dinner (syrah). As they say, you won't see this at home...they don't ship to Tennessee and it is pretty limited batch. Walla Walla, for those from TN, is about like Oak Ridge without Knoxville anywhere close. It is, in other words, Alabama, Washington....kind of an interesting contrast. But, overall, another great day with great weather, so all good!