Sunday, March 2, 2008

road trip!

Maggie and I took a roadtrip over the weekend to visit ms. cora in milton-freewater, oregon. where is milton-freewater, you ask? It's about a four hour drive east of Portland - in the northeastern corner of Oregon, about 10 miles south of Walla Walla, Washington.

We had a great time and Cora was a fabulous hostess. Friday night, we went to "Bunko for Boobs" - a fundraiser bunko game that raised money to provide mammograms for women who can't afford them. Maggie was a bunko machine - she missed the big prize by only one bunko! Then Saturday, we went on a tour of all the frogs of Milton-Freewater! Soooo, I guess back in the day Milton-Freewater's nickname was 'Muddy Frogwater" and the town just took it and ran with it. Most of the local businesses have a frog statue in front of them and I was on a mission to photograph every one!
Here's Cora with the library frog.

Milton-Freewater also has a fabulous shoe store (who would have thought?) Maggie and I did our part to support the local economy.
Saager Shoe Store frogs
And there is the most divine chocolate shop called "petits noirs". amazing unique chocolates and a very cool little shop. It seems a bit out of place. Walla Walla has become quite chi-chi with the wine crowd - lots of spendy restaurants and shops. But Milton-Freewater is much more reminiscent of small town America (reminds me of Otsego in many ways - except Otsego didn't have gorgeous views of the Blue Mountains. And no frog statues...)

And last but not least, cora and jason's adorable new kitty - Hugo!

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