Could you guess where I am? A couple thought maybe Washington or Alaska.
I’m actually in Oregon! This morning “the kids” (me, Abe, his sister Anna and her hubby Zack) took a little road trip back into civilization for some coffee in the adorable town of Bend
Yelped around for the best coffee and found Thump
The little cafe has a lot of personality!
The rest of the kids enjoyed their caffeine; I sipped ginger tea
From the prepared food case, I ordered a Blackberry Spice Coffee Cake with brown sugar and hazelnut streusel
Traded bites with Abe’s super cheesy veggie quiche…
…and Anna + Zack’s Marionberry bar
Even though it was delicious (and indeed spicy!) I wound up giving a hunk away to A + Z; the slice was huge and I was still kinda full from last night’s potluck
Afterwards, we walked around the adorable town
Unfortunately, since it was early (and Sunday) not much was open
Such a shame, because all the stores looked SUPREMELY fabulous
Finally, we found one to go in
A fine candy store, but a few blocks away we hit the motherlode:
…stuff I didn’t even know existed…
…they even have a WILLY WONKA SHRINE…
…and a “Where Are They Now?” of the cast!!!
[ A little trivia – I have the same agent as Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) himself! ]
Around the Bend, and back again – we’ve got a lakeside wedding to attend in a few hours!