An Open Letter To Dad

(The Hammack brood at Mom’s 93rd birthday) July 21st would be your 99th birthday!  “Can you feature that”! There has been a lot going on since we last celebrated a birthday with you 16 years ago.  All five of us have retired from our respective careers, our children have grown up, and some have families […]

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Oregon Wine Tasting

(Nehalem Bay Winery) Today we made a pit stop at a local Nehalem Bay winery, namely the Nehalem Bay Winery. I was impressed with their red wines. The Merlot was uncharacteristically smooth. There was no biting after taste associated with the Merlot. Both the Pinot Noir and the Cabernet Sauvignon were equally full flavored and […]

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Tillamook Cheese Factory

  Today we paid a visit to this very famous cheese place, the Tillamook Cheese Factor in Tillamook, Oregon.  It was fascinating watching the processes for making their cheese and ice cream there.  Yes, they make ice cream as well! When we entered the building, we went to the cheese tasting area.  From the tasting […]

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