A Drive in the Country...back roads near Portland, Oregon
|Her friends called her Sweet Sarah!|
Area: Scholls at the corner of Hwy 210 and Hwy 219. This corner is a slow down and stop location.
Business: Smith Berry Barn and The South Store Cafe
Day: Saturday in June
Weather: Sunny and Warm
Mission: Buy plants for the garden
This beautiful lady sat at a table adjoining ours as we ate our lunch and listened to a band called Beyond the Grange (contact Lee Thompson at 503.628.1920). Don't tell me we don't know how to be stylish...isn't she beautiful? When I asked if I could take her picture one of the other three ladies at the table leaned over and said "She is our Sweet Sarah."
|Beyond the Grange|
|A wagon full of beauty!|
ON A QUEST
We are having two days of sunshine in a row. The planting can finally begin...here in Oregon at least. When the sun shines, it is a requirement that we take a leisurely drive in the country...it might be the best good time of the whole year. We could not believe it...no rain and it was Saturday...the perfect day to go shopping for garden plants.
|Smith Berry Barn|
This year we drove out on Hwy. 219 from Hillsboro going south through the countryside. The drive takes you past Jackson Bottom Slough, nurseries and lush clover fields. When the sun shines this is heaven on earth.
We stopped at Smith Berry Barn where we purchased our plants. I could only think that it was a good thing I didn't live any closer. I would be so tempted by all the goodies both on the inside and the outside of this beautiful store. We bought herbs, garden plants and flower for my daughter's yard and flowers for the containers on our deck.
Then we dashed across the road to The South Store Cafe. The sign on the building said EAT and the cafe sign said SCHOLLS.
Location: Located about 20 miles southwest of Portland on the corner of Scholls Ferry Road (Hwy 210) and Hillsboro Hwy (Hwy 219) across from Smith's Berry Barn.
If you are looking for a outing on a beautiful day around the Portland area, this is the perfect afternoon drive. You will not be disappointed.