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Tonight we go to Edgefield!

When Edgefield was built in 1911, it was called the Multnomah County Poor Farm. The people who lived there were really poor, and they all stayed in the main house and farmed and made enough money to live by raising and packing meat and canning and stuff. In 1962, it became a nursing home for 20 years, and 8 years later the McMenamins brothers bought it. Now besides a hotel, it's also got a restaurant, a pub, a movie theater, gardens, a golf course, a winery and vineyards, a brewery, a distillery, massage places, and the neatest murals all over the walls.

Last night we went to Joel and Julie's house, and Julie made us dinner and dessert and cocoa and we chatted and listened to music and had a grand old time. By the time Joel's friend Jared got there with his girlfriend, I was buzzed enough to feel comfortable and talkative, which was nice. Unfortunately we had to leave early because I had to wake up early for work.

So now I'm off. Today will go by quickly. I'm gonna force it to.


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Nov. 14th, 2003 06:06 am (UTC)
i stayed at edgefield with a bunch of girlfriends one night. we had the lil' white house (i think that's where the director lived back in the day) all to ourselves. it was awesome. are you staying the night or just going up for dinner and drinks?

sometime i want to stay at the mcmenamin's school in NE.
Nov. 14th, 2003 06:14 am (UTC)
We get to stay the night! So I switched shifts with the lady who comes in at 6am, so that way I can get off work and run home to pack clothes for tomorrow, and we can still get there a bit after their 3pm check-in time. (I figure why not use it if you're going to get at 3pm check-in time!?)

I'd love to go to the Kennedy School sometime too! I've heard a lot about it and it seems like it'd be fun. When are you expecting to be back here to go? :)
Nov. 14th, 2003 06:52 am (UTC)
wow, that looks like a really neat place! have a wonderful time. :) p.s. if you were leaving for work around 6am you just missed the crazy puppy action outside. :) have a great day! I hope it flies by for you! (don't look at the clock, it makes it so much worse)
Nov. 14th, 2003 07:23 am (UTC)
You oughta go look around sometime! I love McMenamins...es... heh.

Were you just getting off work at 6am?
Nov. 14th, 2003 08:50 am (UTC)
Have the best time! I love Edgefield, well anything McMen's really. :) Drink a pint of that fantastic Oregon beer for me.
Nov. 14th, 2003 09:28 am (UTC)
I definitely will. It's good stuff. :) You oughta stay there for a night next time you come over here!
Nov. 14th, 2003 09:10 am (UTC)
what time you gonna be there? Just you two or are you meeting with friends?
Nov. 14th, 2003 09:34 am (UTC)
I get off work at 2:30, and then I have to pack a change of clothes and stuff before we leave, so we probably won't be there until 3:30. And we're not going to meet friends this time, it's more of a date night. We tried to get this room for our wedding night and they were booked for 7/12 so we had to postpone. (We're using a gift certificate from our best man from last Christmas.)

We ought to keep thinking about the craft night thing though! We'll have to see if rini is available in the next couple of weeks. I think she said she wanted to do a cookie exchange too, and I think that'd be fun.
Nov. 14th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC)
I love Edgefield! Haven't spent the night though. They have yummy fondue there!
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