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A Break For the Beach

Just like people with real jobs, Patricia and I took time off  from our Northwest Book Tour presentations for a few days to go to the beach. Up the Willamette Valley from Eugene to Salem, we turned west and wandered through the Coast Range out to Tillamook, where we sampled cheeses at the Tillamook Cheese Factory (medium sharp is the best!) and at Blue Heron French Cheese Company. Both places have many, many jars of jams, spreads, dips, and butters which we sampled with little pretzel sticks. Topped off with an ice cream cone, our lunch was totally unbalanced, but Patricia shouted, “Hey! We’re on vacation!” (more…)

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