Thursday, March 24, 2011
Adventures of the Flying Dutchman
Me and Brittany went to the coast with the dogs for the day. It was a typical Oregon Coast spring, meaning gloomy, wet, rainy, windy, and alltogether enjoyable.
We stopped by the Devil's Punchbowl and while we were there, had to stop by and do some wine tasting at the Flying Dutchman Winery.
After that, we headed north to the Tillamook Cheese Factory. Unfortunately, health codes don't let the dogs in. But, that just means more cheese samples for the humans, right?
And, when I say cheese, I mean CHEESE
And ice cream, of course. About the only ice cream better than Tillamook (discounting home made, which is a whole different ball game) is Lochmead, which I am pretty sure is only sold locally, but is super amazing. We always have to get a sampler dish at the Tillamook Cheese factory though, and try out as many new flavors as possible.
After the wine and cheese we headed back down to the beach.
It was, as I mentioned before, raining. And windy. Oh, and it was high tide in a major kind of a way, so we had to be on a constant look out to avoid the waves.
Luckily Pallo keeps lookout quite well
Koira has a rock obsession whenever we are at the beach. I try to dissuade her as much as possible, since I prefer that her teeth not be worn into little stubs early in life, but did get some pictures before walking over and removing said stone from her (at which point she found a different, larger, stone to obsess over and try to dig up and carry away).
I did manage to get some good feet pictures of the pups. Koira, obsessing over the frisbee (which I figured was better than the rocks, since it, at least, won't destroy her teeth as fast).
Pallo just has adorable huge feetsies, and thick, short legs.
Overall, we had a ton of fun. The dogs spent most of today sleeping, right up until we headed out to flyball practice.