School is out and it is time for us to head out on the open road with another trip! This year our trip will be pretty simple and straight forward.
We venture to Ashland, Oregon and the famous Ashland Shakespeare Festival. We will see six shows in three days including Coriolanus, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Clay Cart, and Our Town. We will pay a visit to New Sammy's Cowboy Bistro in Talent, Oregon just south of Ashland on the old highway. We visited Ashland last summer during our trip to California and decided to become members of the festival.
On our way back north we will stop in Portland, Oregon and have lunch at Higgins, one of the top restaurants in the Northwest and the U.S. Chef Greg Higgins presents an atmosphere reminiscent of a French bistro. We have looked forward to this dining experience for some time and it will finally happen.
We will then drive on home to our beloved Bellingham in time to spend the rest of June, July and August close to home--something we haven't done in many years. No doubt we will take short jaunts to outlying parts of the Northwest. We just can't sit still that long.
So stay tuned and watch all the fun as we travel this summer, putter in the garden, make changes to our home and a few surprises.
The climax of the summer will happen in September when our kids Kate and Nick arrive home from England to celebrate their engagement at a soire in our backyard. There will be live jazz with the Julian McDonough quartet, which played at our 30th anniversary party last summer, and the menu will include King salmon on the barbie, fresh caught on my August salmon trip to Canada, roasted local red potatoes and fresh berry cobblers hand picked from the local fields.
Friends and family from all over the world will descend on our home for this party and we can't wait!