We had a beautiful campsite among the grapes at the Freed Estate Winery last night. Mike Freed was an excellent host and we enjoyed tasting MANY of their wines, before agreeing on a few bottles. The Umpquah Valley is filled with wineries and fruit orchards, and we were happy to resupply on apples, pears and a few other veggies at the farm next door this morning. We are now camped near Crater Lake National Park for three nights before heading back out to the coast.
The grapes were well guarded by loudspeakers that played recorded hawk screeches every 15 minutes or so during daylight hours. It made for a comical alarm clock this morning.
Making friends in the tasting room!
We had a lovely outbuilding over the river for our wine and cheese picnic!
Foxy’s spot. Grapes on one side, creek on the other, a perfect location. This morning Scott said he should start giving me a glass of wine regularly before we make the final adjustments on the camper. I admit that I am pretty obsessive about things like parallel lines, and being perfectly level, but yesterday we parked, went wine tasting, and then walked back to unhook the camper and I said something unheard of like “it’s level enough”.
Pears in the adjoining orchard. It was another misty Oregon morning as we were heading out.