Sunday following the football game Jess and I filled the day with scenic drives, hiking and a winery. We started at the southern end of Skyline Drive and stopped about 20 miles in to hike Calvary and Chimney Rocks. It reminded me of the hike we did a couple years ago up to Old Rag without the scambling. It featured some wooded trails up and down hills that went by some rocks with lookouts and good views. The trail was 3.2 miles and took about an hour and a half.
We finished the drive to the Swift Run Gap entrance and continued to Barboursville Vineyards where we tasted wines and enjoyed the sunset.
This summer I got to take Jess and join my family in Portland Oregon for 6 days of touring any my sister’s wedding. We stayed in a boutique hotel in downtown Portland that was walkable to a lot of neat restaurants and parks.
For Day 2 Jess and I spent the whole day on a tour driving around Willamette Valley tasting some fantastic pinot noirs that the region is known for.
The next day we spent some time at the Oregon Brewer’s festival.
The wedding was at a beautiful botanical garden. We had fun seeing family, reuniting with old friends and meeting new ones from across the country. We had a lot of fun celebrating with my sister Cheryl and her new husband Dean.
On the last day of touring we visited Multnomah Falls and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River
Was at a beautiful ceremony and an awesome reception on Saturday for friends Beth and Chris at the King Family Vineyards. Here’s just a couple shots…. more to come.