Bend Road Trip to Napa

Our Bend Road Trip to Napa California with stops in Ashland, OR for some ice cream.

Our Bend Road Trip had us driving through a lot of gorgeous trees, with the occasional roadside stop.  We stop to pee at Phil’s Frosty in Shady Cove, OR and enjoy an amazing hula hoop show by their counter lady.

phils frosty

No ice cream there, but Abe does have some at Zoey’s Cafe…

zoeys cafe ashland

…”Oregon Trail” flavor by BJ’s Ice Cream (from Florence, OR) – Double Chocolate with Blackberry Swirl and Oregon Hazelnuts.

bjs ice cream

We take a little walk around the adorable town of Ashland.  Over a decade ago, before we moved to Los Angeles, we took an online quiz about where to move after NYC.  Ashland came up because of its focus on the arts – The Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place here, and the Ashland Independent Film Festival was in full swing.

ashland shakespeare

We use the Hotel Tonight App (use referral code AFORMANGREENWALD for $25 off) to find our next destination.  The hotels in Napa look nicer (and were cheaper) than the ones in Chico, so we book one and drive there!  Arrive in time for dinner at The Oxbow Public Market.

casa oxbow public market

I get a salad with chicken from C Casa (above) and Abe enjoys two vegetarian tacos.  One with potatoes and one with avocado/corn.  We are used to eating protein bars and fruit on the road so our meal is extra tasty.

casa tacos

We stop by the Wine Shop to pick up a bottle for dinner with Amy Tangerine the next evening.

oxbow public market

Now we’re back home, back to work (I’ve got a couple auditions, Abe starts a new job at Hello Giggles).  So appreciated our road trip around the Bend and back again.