Sunday, March 22, 2009

Welcome To The State Of Jefferson From The Heighth Of I-5

Nothing quite like coming home.

On Our Way Home Thru Eugene Ore.

It has to be 5 o'clock some where :-)

Beer: Three Point Porter @ Steelhead Brewing Co.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My First McMenamins In Eugene Ore.

After a long drive (I drove a whopping 62 miles) there is nothing like taking part in the game of drink.

Beer: The sampler @ High Street Brewery & Cafe

God Bless Beer

One of the things I love about traveling is the fact that you can always find a brewhouse.

Beer: The sampler @ The Pike Seattle Brewing Co.

When God Created A Coffee Chain

That's right, the first Starbucks in the world!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Back In The U.S.A.

As weird as it might sound it's good to be back in the land that I love. . .

and gas by the gallon. . .

and money that does not have the queen on it. . .

and where you can own a firearm for the hell of it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Off To Canada Via the Black Ball Ferry Line

Right at the tip of my finger is Canada. . . and yes, they did check our Passports.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Day Three Stop Three: Silverdale Wash.

I owe Dani and TomTom and big thanks for getting hungry and knowing exactly where to go!

Beer: The sampler @ Silver City Restaurant & Brewery

Day Three Stop Two: Tillamook Ore.

Tillamook Cheese. . . I love cheese!

Day Three Stop One: Pacific City Ore.

Ever since Steve at work pointed this place out I have been wanting to try it.

Beer: The sampler @ Pelican Pub & Brewery.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stop Two Day Two: Newport Ore.

Oh yea. . . the sampler at Rogue Brewing Co. in Newport Ore.

Getting Thirsty. . .

I have been looking forward to this day since we started the trip.

Rogue Brewing Co. in Newport Ore.

On The Oregon Coast Up US 101

I have no clue where we are but it's amazing! Can you see the lighthouse in the background?

Welcome To Oregon

So much for stopping in Brookings, I thought there was a brewery there. On to Newport Ore.

Just A Pit Stop

What a place for a bathroom break, and right next to the big man and Babe themselves. Next stop Brookings Oreg.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Day One!?. . .What?

So here is the story in a nutshell. Dani and I decided to do a road trip up to Canada for her first College Spring Break (for those of you that don't know Chico State and Butte Community College have Spring Break during the week of St. Patrick's day in hopes that we all leave town and don't cause any more shenanigans with our champion game of drink).

Nevertheless as many of you know I am a flyboy, I prefer to fly places and detest spending more than 5 hours in a car. But what was it about this trip that made me WANT to spend the week driving to what my co-worker Jared called "America's Hat"

One word: Beer

There are soooooooo many breweries between here and there that I have made it my goal to stop at a minimum of one per day. Adding to my collection of glasses and sampling some of the best brews in the world is going to be quite an adventure.

With my Passport in hand and my girl at my side. . . bring it on North America. . . I'm ready to taste them all!

Stop One Day One: Eureka Calif.

Eel River Brewing Co. in Fortuna Calif. for dinner! What an awesome start!

Beer: Organic English Ale