Archive | July, 2012

Dutch Bros Coffee… Mmmm Yep! SFO to PDX Road Trippin’

29 Jul

So… I spent a few formative young teen years living in good ole Southern Oregon.
Still have friends and family around there…
And they’ve always talked up how great Dutch Bros Coffee is!

It’s a little chain of Drive-Thru Coffee Windmills that serve great drinks…
well, not really Windmills, but I wish they were!

Soooo… on our recent road trip up to Portland for a few family gatherings, we stopped in SoOre, of course!
I’ve not been a coffee-drinker for over 6yrs now and Dano has really never been a coffee drinker.
But, since, I love a good Hot -or- Cold Chocolate Milk… I informed Dano that we’d be stopping at a DB on our way out of town.

We had our doggies in tow… and without pause… they started barking when we got to the window…
This did not phase the barista one bit… she got two doggie biscuits and handed them over!
With Doggies now in Love with her… we could place our order!

I ordered a small Chocolate Milk (just to give it a try) and uber surprisingly Dano ordered a coffee drink… a Dutch Freeze with Chocolate!
Mmmmmm… both drinks were delightful!!!
Dano was hooked and began craving his Dutch Freezes! Hee hee!
So, we stopped at a few more Windmills around and about Oregon and NorCal…
Dutch Bros made our trip North on I-5 fun and our trip South on Hwy101 doable!
(because… that’s a LONG drive home down the 101!)

If you are ever up in the PNW (Pacific Northwest)… Give DB a try and Enjoy!


Bay Area Technology = Instant Coffee!? : Wunderlich Park & Folger Stable – Woodside, CA

11 Jul

The first thing that tickled my funny bone when we drove into Wunderlich Park… were the “Equestrian Parking” signs…
Visions of , actually, ‘parking’ horses bounded through my head!
Yeah… I know it’s for Horse “Trailers”… but it’s too fun to think of a horse ‘beep beep beeping’ as it backs up in to a space!
(See the Sign that sparked my amusment below!)

On a long and fun Coastside loop drive last weekend, we stopped at a few locations noted with those tan ‘Historical Site’ signs!
At one stop in Woodside, we were advised to head over to Wunderlich Park & Folger Stable, which is named after Martin Wunderlich, whom bought the land and stables from the Folger Family in 1956.
YES… THAT “The best part of Wakin’ Up” Folger Family!!

Mr. Wunderlich donated the land, in 1974, to the County and it remains a Stable and Equestrian park… with great hiking and riding trails AND Riding lessons and activites! 🙂

The second thought to tickle me was realizing that The Folger’s started their coffee biz in the Bay Area…
Knowing that the Bay Area is a huge hub of advancement and technology… I couldn’t help chuckling that even Instant Coffee Crystals were a big advancement in technology at some point!

Wake up to a great cup of morning joe in your cup and fun thoughts of inginuity! 🙂