Hello, thanks for stopping by. Yesterday I met my friend Shirley at McMenamin's Edgefield so we could have lunch together before headed to Multnomah Falls to volunteer for the afternoon. I love the history of this place, it was built as the County Poor Farm in 1911. For more history, click HERE.
We dined in the Black Rabbit in the main building. This place is really quite amazing.. it was slated to be torn down several years ago and the local historical society rose in arms against the plan and saved it.. but for what future? Enter the McMenamin brothers who bought it and restored it and have turned it into a world class destination resort. They have gardeners who have made the place like a garden of Eden, plus there is a vineyard out front dripping in grapes. They have an outdoor stage for concerts, a brewery and winery, it's amazing.
We had a bit of a wait for our lunch to arrive and while we chatted, Shirley gave me this set of brushes that she found at her friend's garage sale. Wasn't that sweet?
The pub is called the Power Station, I guess the power to run the poor farm building was generated here.
This pretty succulent was HUGE and on long stalks. Just one of the interesting plants in the gardens. They even grow their own vegetables that they serve in the restaurants on the property.
As I walked back to my car I passed the glass blower's shop where I like to buy a glass pumpkin or 2 each year. I was in a hurry so could not buy one today, but I will go back soon.
I'm not sure how the glass blowers work in there in the summer, it was *HOT*.
We had a wonderful afternoon visiting with visitors to Multnomah Falls coming from far and wide around the world. I didn't take a photo of the Falls this day, but on our way home I pulled over at my favorite spot to appreciate the Columbia River and we got this shot.
It's a swimming day.. then a nice unplanned weekend ahead. I hope it stays dry because I want to do a little project.. more on that later if it comes to fruition. I hope you have a wonderful, happy weekend ahead!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)