Thursday, July 29, 2010

Figs in the Forest

{California to Oregon}

We left San Francisco reluctantly. There was more sister time to be had, more eating to do. But we hit the road nonetheless and made our way north, north.









The golden Northern California landscape opened up and flattened out, occasionally salt-and-peppered with a laze of dairy cows. And north, and north. Past Mt. Shasta, which lords like a despot over the surrounding plains. Then the pine forests of southern Oregon swallowed us up suddenly and decisively, and we were in the belly of the whale. We arrived at Crater Lake National Park just as dusk settled. For supper: pesto, San Fransisco sourdough, figs, hard goat cheese, and Hitachino Nest white ale, which, in my book, is pretty close to being the perfect beer.

17 comments:

  1. I'm living vicariously through your posts right now. That dinner looks perfect.

    We had a bad experience with a mini keg of hitachino nest ale and we haven't risked it again. Now I'm thinking it was off somehow. We'll have to pick up some bottles and give it another try.

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  2. oooh I LOVE NORTHERN California and SOUTHERN Oregon! The state of "Jefferson" ... did you see that sign on your way up?
    Did you by chance stop in Shasta City? There are so many amazing places up there!! CRATER Lake being one of them!! What an adventure!

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  3. How cute is that beer? So cute.

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  4. OHMYGOD I can't wait for our rodtrip up CA!!!!! glad you guys do simple dinner camping in style. x0

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  5. you guys are so fabulous. thank you for posting. it brings back memories of our trip driving up the pacific coast highway through northern california, oregon and washington. it also makes me happy to live vicariously through you on your amazing scamp journey.

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  6. Beautiful.

    Also, that supper? Sounds like one we've had many times.

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  7. That sounds like a little bit of heaven! I was so, so happy to hear from you today! Can't wait for the next stop! Give the hounds big hugs (and one for you too!) XOXO

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  8. I posted a similar "doggie-love-road trip" photo today too! Loving this! Keep'em coming!!

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  9. Where are you now Lily?? Marc and I are in Portland till Saturday if you are close lets meet!!!!! I just posted a picture of Shasta as we drove by it on Monday ... good god it was beautiful. We stopped in Ashland to relax after my marathon adventures and are now nestled in Portland. I've missed you lady and please do update me with your where abouts!! Sending you much much love!!! Love the photos as usual!! XO

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  10. oh this is so wonderful!
    i want to go camping now.

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  11. I live in Oregon and have yet to make it down to Crater Lake. I need to get there. And I'm so happy that you're posting updates of your trip because it seems like a world of fun.

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  12. perfection, honestly my heaven sort of looks like this! what a special time!

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  13. Heaven is right! What more could you want?! That beer (label alone looks great), local SF sour dough, pesto, campfire and figs!! Bliss. Great photos (as ever) but I just love that first shot of your dog at the window!

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  14. love that drive! mt. shasta is oh so amazing. ceej prefers to ski it. i just like to look at it. hip, hip for i-5!!

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  15. a very scenic drive and place to be...your doggie looks so super cute and your dinner sounds pretty delicious too!

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  16. i love love your posts and pictures lily!!! your trip looks like a dream, bouncing from beautiful place to beautiful place with your little family and adorable scamp ;-) happy trails and that beer is on my list for a beach picnic tonight! thanks!

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  17. I feel completely on this journey with you just through reading. It is making me long for a similar experience!! Who knows, maybe someday! I love that you had such a classy picnic in the woods. It sounds delicious, too!

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