|Catching up on my magazines while sipping a mint julep with fresh mint from the yard.|
This past weekend my fiance and I, along with a few other friends, headed up to southern Oregon for the long weekend. I will admit upfront that I am not the outdoorsy type. I might even go so far as to say I am the complete opposite. When an email came through about "sleeping outside," I was terrified. I thought it was a joke but it wasn't. However, my fiance loves this sort of thing so off we went.
|The home from the river.|
We arrived Thursday night to the home where we were staying. Right on the Applegate river, the home had been build by our friend's great-grandfather in the 1940s. The original design had been really well preserved so it was like staying in a piece of history - super cool!
The trip consisted of adventures like "floating" down the Applegate (the official term is floating but I def felt more like I was battling for survival) and hiking, coupled with more relaxing activities like laying out, picking berries and wine tasting (much more my speed). The weather was absolutely perfect- warm during the day and cooler at night. We slept in every day and BBQed every night. It was absolutely lovely.
As per usual, I snapped a bunch of pics, so I thought I'd share with you all. Check it out!
|Fresh blackberries everywhere!|
|Don't mind if I do.|
|Some of the delish food from the weekend - ribs, lemon salad, tri-tip and panzanella!|
|Veggie skewers. I could not get enough of these!|
|Oh yes, this happened.|
|And I'm glad it did because I got to try this amazing fresh berry cocktail.|
|Adirondack chairs- perfect for relaxing.|
|Bocce ball and wine. Life is good.|
I hope everyone had a fun and safe Labor Day!