we discovered the past week in Oregon.
1. I'd always heard the best berries come from Oregon.
McKenna served us some beautiful ones so one evening after leaving their apartment,
we decided to go buy some for ourselves. Upon entering Whole Foods this is what we saw:
Nope, not buying California berries in Oregon.
Also, while on the subject of Whole Foods,
look what they had right outside the front door...Their very own garden:
2. We never saw even ONE umbrella the entire time we were in Oregon.
Even though it was raining at least 50% of the time we were there.
We did however see this in the lobby of our hotel:
3. One morning while getting my breakfast in the hotel
one of the workers came up to me and handed me these:
I said to her, "No you must have me mixed up with someone else."
She said, "No I don't. These are for you. I want you to have them."
So not knowing what else to do, I smiled and thanked her.
Then as I was walking back to our room I remembered I just had my socks on, no shoes.
So I'm wondering ...was this her nice way of telling me the hotel required me to wear shoes??
If so, why would they care? Aren't socks easier on carpeting anyway?
4. At one of the grocery stores we visited,
look what I found on the counter in their public bathroom.
They were obviously there for the taking.
Sorry to say this,
but where I come from they would have all been swooped into someone's purse
5. We totally LOVED how it is against the law to pump your own gas in Oregon.
A very friendly vested man would come to our car door and Dennis would say, "Fill er up."
Just like in the 1970s...or was that the 60s?
This only happens in Oregon and New Jersey.
Why can't it be against the law to pump our own gas in California!
6. At church on Sunday we had a few people tell us that Grant looks just like Grandpa Dennis!
One teenage girl said something like, "I never knew who Grant looked like.
But now that I see his Grandpa, I can tell where he got his looks."
I didn't correct anyone...I just agreed with them all, that they do look alike.
7. At the hotel breakfast look what they do to their fruit!
Not sure why they wrap it all up like that, but I kind of like it.
8. And this was the most baffling of all.
We stopped at a grocery store in Medford, Oregon on our way home yesterday.
Right inside the store is this:
The sign says you can leave your 2-5 year old with the "attendant" while you shop.
Can you imagine the problems this could create?
I wouldn't leave my child with a stranger even if they paid me to shop there. Crazy!
Take a look at what Dennis surprised me with.
We had just left Aunt Wanda's and I just so happened to have my camera on....