Another day of driving! But we were only about four hours away from our destination: Carlton, OR, and The Carlton Inn. We even managed to get in a wine tasting before heading to the B&B to see our long-lost wanderlust friends Edward & Heidi. These two sold everything and set out in early 2006 in an RV with their two dogs, and spent almost a year traveling the US before they unexpectedly found a B&B for sale in a small town along Oregon's wine trail. So you can imagine we had lots to talk about with them!
It was really interesting to see them transplanted from their stressful inside-the-Beltway lives and happily making it work in a totally different environment. They've done a lot of work on the property, which is absolutely gorgeous. And due to some crafty marketing and networking in the community, they were booked solid through almost all of October. So we felt very fortunate they could squeeze us in for two nights! Wednesday night we ate at the French restaurant up the street, where Edward helps out a few nights a week. In addition to the fabulous food, we got to meet the very charismatic Gilbert, who came out of the kitchen to chat with us until the restaurant got busy. I have to admit, it was great to be able to roll two blocks down the street and back to the B&B! Although we could have walked all the way back to DC on all the calories in the marvelous pate and tagine and puff pastry! Boo-ya!
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