Eugene Trip: Wineries and Glass Blowing!

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Andrew and I had exactly two days after his brother left and before he started his new Monday through Friday job that will literally mean we never have a day off together until maybe mid September. I had purchased a Living Social deal for a glassblowing class for him back in April as a birthday present and we decided to finally use it! While down there, we figured we’d tour a few wineries and I got a great package from Valley River Inn that included free tasting at several local wineries, a bottle of wine in the room, and breakfast for two at their restaurant on the river.

Lovely view at our first stop: Noble Estate Winery

I'm only pretending to drink this glass of wine... I was the driver! I tasted but didn't order anything while we were out🙂

 

Sweet Cheeks was next... there 6 wine tasting tour is always free and they were the cutest winery in my opinion.

You can even bring your own picnic!

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King's Estate Winery was the largest. My favorite thing there was all the lavender fields! It smelled amazing.

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We ended our day with excellent thai food, a sip of more wine in the room, a dip in the pool, and a soak in the hot tub. It was such a nice day! So refreshing to go to a nice hotel after our awful experience in Chicago.

The next day, after breakfast and a walk along the river, we headed downtown to our glass blowing workshop!

The studio was full of awesome pieces of art:

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These mugs weren't blown glass, but were some of my favorites!

These were pretty funny too...

Love these too!

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Almost done...

These giant oven mitts were pretty fun🙂

Andrew made a beautiful green bowl!

Thats it for now, I’m headed out for a jog before it starts looking rainy again!

xo/ Nikita

About lacocinaencantada

I live, work, study, and of course cook in Portland. I find nature continuously inspiring and love verdant pacific northwest for its lush and wild charm. I love cooking, baking, drawing, painting, photography, running, yoga, and spending time with people I care about. I believe in eating real food: minimally processed, no weird additives, heavy on the fresh produce and whole grains. I also believe in eating delicious food. Healthy food should be creative, inspiring, and yes taste good! While I strive to make healthful recipes, I never sacrifice taste for "low cal" or "low fat." Everything in moderation is key! I hope to share some of my recipes and thoughts on food or heath issues here. Enjoy :)

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    • Aww, thanks! Yea I was so impressed with the whole glassblowing process- I hope I can do it again! Haha can’t you just imagine how fun it would be to drink from one of those mugs?

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