Iron Horse Tasting Room VS The Iron Horse Micro Pub, Ellensburg Washington

Iron Horse Tasting Room VS The Iron Horse Micro Pub, Ellensburg Washington

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Ellensburg was the Iron Horse Brewery. I enjoy their Irish Death beer – which is not really a beer you want to mess around with. It has an ABV of 7.8% and will knock you on your ass before you even … Continue reading

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Vantage Washington

Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park, Vantage Washington

After coming off of a great visit to the Wild Horse and Solar Facility I was ready to see some petrified trees. I had drove past the Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park many times throughout my life but had never had a chance to stop. Today I would finally have … Continue reading

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Center, Vantage Washington

Wild Horse Wind and Solar Center, Vantage Washington

It was the start of our 4-day adventure to the middle of Washington state. I got serious questions of what I was thinking when I rattled off the names of the places I was going: Ellensburg, Leavenworth, and Winthrop (I was lucky if anyone had even heard of the last … Continue reading

Washington 2013 Trip: Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Winthrop

Washington 2013 Trip: Ellensburg, Leavenworth, Winthrop

Boomer and I hit the road for another adventure!  Below is the itinerary we used for our Washington Trip in May.  Over the next few postings I will share our stories from this trip. Day 1 8:00 am Depart for Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park Drive Time: 3.5 hours / … Continue reading

Spontaneous Road Trip 2013 Around Montana and Idaho

Spontaneous Road Trip 2013 Around Montana and Idaho

I am not known for spontaneity. There I said it. If you know me or have seen at least some of my blog postings about trip planning you will notice there is not much room for “stumbling on to the next great thing” while Boomer and I truck off to … Continue reading

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Downtown, Missoula Montana

A Self-Guided Walking Tour Downtown, Missoula Montana

With our bellies full of beer from the brewfest we decided to walk off some calories by doing a self-guided walking tour around downtown Missoula. It was mostly an attempt to spend more time in Missoula as it is one of my favorite towns. At the brew festival a local … Continue reading

21st Annual Garden City Brew Fest, Missoula Montana

21st Annual Garden City Brew Fest, Missoula Montana

Finally winter had disappeared and it had become brew fest season!  My first brew fest of the 2013 year was the Garden City Brew Fest in Missoula Montana. Although it was the 21st year of this annual fest it was my first time attending, but surely will not be my … Continue reading

Visiting Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Visiting Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Our time in Oregon had come to an end. The return drive was shorter than our drive there as we were taking I-5 home, but it was still about a 12 hour drive (not to mention my dad drives slow). Also there would be no brewery stop to break up … Continue reading

Applegate Valley Wine Tasting, Southern Oregon

Applegate Valley Wine Tasting, Southern Oregon

The next day we were going to meet one of my cousins in Medford Oregon for dinner. Although I was not involved much in the planning of the overall trip to Oregon, I did what I always do when going somewhere, investigate the area a bit.  One may describe it … Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery Tour, Bend Oregon

Deschutes Brewery Tour, Bend Oregon

As we approached Bend I gave the address of the Deschutes Brewery to Samantha, my trusty GPS. Well, normally she’s trusty. Usually, Samantha does well, directing me to where I need to go with little confusion. And after I had just given her a good review to my dad, Samantha … Continue reading