Friday, May 1, 2009

Finally, the end to a great day: FOOD!

These are the backs of the antique stores we were in.

A view going out of town. Yes, OREGON!

My favorite house in Silverton. What's it's story? Can I come live there?

My dinner: teriyaki chicken breast with pineapple salsa, fresh squash veggies and baked red potatoes and a tall glass of iced tea. Looked good enough to eat! So I did! Oh MAN, was it GOOOOOOOOOOOD! (5 stars!)

And, 80 degrees at sunset OVER the river is where we sat to eat this delicious meal! Can life get much better than that?

Silver Grill in Silverton, Oregon

A wonderful, high class restaurant, yet casual enough you can walk in comfortably in jeans.
A surprisingly affordable menu.
And... absolutely delicious food to boot!
Great staff! Great view overlooking the Silver River.
Another must stop!

More Day Trip, Next Venture: SILVERTON Downtown

Ah, my favorite things... vintage jewelry!
Old windows!

A feast for the eyes! Where do I look first?!

So pretty!

Downtown Silverton Antique Stores

After we left the Oregon Garden we had a choice: go on to the Woodburn Tulip Festival or check out downtown Silverton. We decided to drive downtown and we'd decide there.

Here are just a few shots of the antique stores we went to. So much to see!

More Oregon Garden

Something at every turn to please the eye. This, a large dragonfly sculpture.
I loved all the different trees!

...and the birds in them!

A great idea for kids, from the children's garden.

Kitty's favorite flower found here.

This couple has really gone to pot!

Wonderful, soothing fountains were aplenty!

Each turn, a vignette!


...and then, the smiling daffodils!

This was such a fun day for me and my sister, Kitty!
A nice little getaway looking at things we love... plants! And stopping at most of the benches to enjoy the view and conversation at a pace we could relish.
I have to do this day trip in sections! First we went to the Oregon Garden.
You really must go each season. We happened to go during spring. Daffodils in bloom. Or, as Kitty said... "They're smiling at us"... how enchanting!
Every flower, tree, bush, fountain... was a treat!
Hurry! GO! You might miss something!

The Oregon Garden in Spring!

A cool arbor with the scent of daphne. This was heaven! Our favorite spot!
A spectacular view! ... Actually, everywhere you look is spectacular!

A view from the arbor!

A second favorite spot! There were quite a few favorites!

But somehow we kept coming back to this one....