Another year is behind me and I find myself again feeling a little wiser for it. This year I decided to celebrate my birthday by enjoying all of my favorite things – my lovely family, some gorgeous landscapes and u-pick produce. Here is a photo-heavy recap.
The first stop on my birthday celebration was lunch at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River. This small town is about an hour from Portland, but feels a million miles away.
Next stop was Draper Girls Country Farm, which is on the Fruit Loop just outside of Hood River. We meant to hit more than one farm, but they had so many different crops ready for u-pick (apples, pears, plums, peaches, corn, raspberries) that we were content to pick everything in one place.
I ended up scoring about twenty pounds of huge, juicy peaches for canning. I thought I had already missed the season, but the farm’s higher elevation meant that the peaches were just ripe for picking.
This birthday was a celebration of where I am today. It has been a crazy last few years. This next year holds lots of promise for new beginnings and adventure. Here’s to another year of savoring the simple, sweet life.