I should know better. My brain doesn't work in optimum mode at night. I didn't include all this!
While we were playing at Mt St Helens, our precious first grandson was celebrating his second birthday in SoCal!
|Ezra Michael with Daddy and Mommy.|
|He's getting so big!|
|We love you little boy.|
|Bobby and Bill|
McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon, is a beautifully restored historic property. Starting life as a "model" poor farm in 1911, it housed up to 600 residents at a time, and closed it's doors in 1969. Substantial decay and vandalism nearly brought about its destruction in the 1980's, but it was saved by the McMenamin family and restoration began in 1990. Today the property includes a movie theater in the old power station, a working winery, golf course, hotel, restaurant and a wonderful collection of art made specifically for the location.
In addition to a delicious lunch, we enjoyed wandering the grounds. It was definitely a perfect ending to a great day.
|The impressive main building with 100 rooms, restaurant and gift shop.|
|Excellent vegetable curry.|
|Elegant but comfortable dining room.|
|Joe Cotter's murals and paintings capture history with a bit of whimsy.|