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Quivira

On Monday the weather was a bit too cold for basking by the river, so we decided to explore. I had read about Quivira Winery in Dry Creek Valley and it seemed like a great destination. They utilize biodynamic farming techniques and have a gorgeous garden you can explore. The drive was stunning & Quivira did not disappoint us one bit. The kids had a picnic lunch on the patio next to the garden, we were able to taste their wines and then took a stroll through the amazing garden.

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A day by the river.

After a lazy morning, we went down to the river. It was really lovely…not crowded at all, as it can get later in the summer. I love the closed sun umbrellas poking out of the rocky beach…absent families claiming their river real estate.

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Frankie had a wonderful time, although she was a bit tentative at first. She held on tight to her mini tube and would only sit in 4 inches of water.

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Aidan & Gray spent most of the day exploring, searching for glass, swimming across to the little beach & laying in the sun.

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Coco slept most of the day. When she finally woke up she was in a great mood! Sweet girl.

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Sarah walked the kids over to Cousin Island. The boys found over 60 pieces of glass & Frankie discovered her wild island spirit.

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Babes & Wine

Wine tasting at Iron Horse Winery was fastastic! Coco was wearing her Made In Portland shirt and got props from a group of PDX originals. We sampled their whites & champagnes…my favorite being the Russian River Cuvée, famous for being served at the Reagan Gorbachev summits. Frankie was a doll and really enjoyed the beautiful view.

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Here’s a nice picture of me with the little ladies. Pretty spectacular surroundings.

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And the obligatory sunny grapes shot.

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Afterwards we decided to grab a quick bite at Korbel. The BLT salad was delish and so was the scenery. Family shot in front of the main building.

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Gray & Aidan

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Sebastapol necklace

Yesterday was a bit chilly. Not Portland chilly, but a stark contrast to the day before. We altered our perspective, ditched the river and spent the day exploring. We drove to the adorable town of Sebastapol and I found the most amazing necklace in a slightly disheveled vintage store. (and it was only $12!)

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Russian River

We left on Wednesday for the Russian River. Our friend Sarah has a cabin there and we are lucky to be visiting for the second time. We left at 6am and got here in about 12 hours. Aidan & Gray were a dream and the little girls were pretty amazing too. We stopped for a surprisingly delicious dinner at the Piner Cafe and got to the cabin before dark.

Our first day here was fantastic! Gorgeous, sunny weather. I went on a run down to the river…absolutely stunning!

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We played down at the river. The boys were quite adventurous! Frankie spent most of the time in her mini tube, throwing rocks and watching the tiny fish.

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We returned home and made a delicious dinner. Asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, peas, shallots & lemon. So good!

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