We drove about an hour and a half to McMenamins Grand Lodge in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Each guest room in what once was a "home for the aged and infirm" is named after a former resident. Our room (yes, Room 222 -- haha!) was named after Aldie Howard who, apparently, was responsible for bringing alcohol to what was a "dry" Forest Grove. He's not our hero...just sharing. :)
After checking in and dropping off our bags, we enjoyed sipping on a good red wine (me) and a Hammerhead (the husband) -- in honor of Aldie, of course. We also enjoyed a side of McMenamins famous Cajun tots. Nummy.
Whimsical artwork is everywhere...
Tile work in the basement...
Looking forward to this year's anniversary -- our 20th!
1. A day free from work that one may spend at leisure, especially a day on which custom or the law dictates a halting of general business activity to commemorate or celebrate a particular event.
2. A religious feast day; a holy day.
3. Chiefly British A vacation. Often used in the phrase on holiday.
[from the Free Dictionary]
Yeah, so I know we're not British. I figure that since Jessica is living in Oxford that I'd take the liberty of borrowing a phrase. Besides, I'm just practicing for when we visit!
What are you thankful for today?
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