Friday, February 26, 2010

Dining Reflections

Our plan for dining on our trip to eastern Oregon was to eat breakfast in the hotel, picnic our lunch, and eat out for dinner. We stuck to that pretty much, though one day we switched the lunch and dinner.

The Wallowa Valley is a mixture of farms, artists and tourist friendly businesses. The dining opportunities were fun. We missed the "Friends Café" in Enterprise, though we were tempted to stop to try a "junk omelette". When we decided to try "Terminal Gravity", we found the microbrewery closed. So we headed to Joseph for another recommended venue.
What a fun menu for lunch! So much so that we returned for Sunday breakfast. (You can only toast so many hotel bagels.) They have a different French Toast special every day of the week. That day was Raspberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast.

The motto over the bar translates: It's not always summer.

My comment was that that is why the snowshoes live in the car four or five months a year.

The waiter said it was because their summer is so short.

We had a lovely dinner at the Stubborn Mule Saloon, too. The atmosphere was kind of blah, but I imagine it would have been a lot more lively if we had eaten later and sat in the bar.

It's time again for Weekend Reflections, hosted by James at Newtown Daily Photo. You will notice that this post contains both visual reflections, and reflections on the dining opportunities of the Wallowa Valley.


Hameed Nori said...

Nice shots spacialy "muting"

Paulie said...

I like how you tied everything together!

Lew said...

Delightful reflections! And an interesting tour of a part of our western US.

RuneE said...

You have enlivened the day very much. Travelling with you must be an exciting experience.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hi Katney:

We're neighbors on Weekend Reflections this week! I love, love the OPEN sign. It looks like something out of a movie from the 1940's. Inviting... mysterious...


eileeninmd said...

Great post and reflection photos!

Anonymous said...

The first image is a winner. Very creative.