Friday, July 10, 2015

The DillyDally Trail - Day 5

Like all cowgirls everywhere ....
... we were saddled and on the trail by 7:00 am on Thursday!
It is a beautiful drive to Halfway, Oregon.  We enjoyed a stroll through this adorable town before we began shopping at Quilters Plus!  They opened early for us and treated us like rodeo queens!  Wonderful shop!
I had a chance to spend time visiting with my Uncle Aaron and Aunt Ann!  Loved having an opportunity to catch up with family!
Next we were off to visit the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center ...
... it was amazing to learn more about the pioneers that made this country their home.
We grabbed a lunch to go as the trail led us to Pendleton ...
... home of the infamous woolen mill that creates all those beautiful wool blankets!  Here wool is beginning the carding process.
After the wool is processed, it is wound on these large cones ...
... and woven into the beautiful blankets we use and enjoy!  The tour was a wonderful experience!
Our covered wagon van is filled with giggles nearly all the time ... but little did we know that Lilly also has a sense of humor!  Too funny ... she led us to this dead end ... only blocks away from our hotel in The Dalles!  What a hoot!
Yesterday we celebrated a birthday!  Mary Ellen provided table decorations (can it get any cuter?) and Karen had made everyone cloth napkin keepsakes!
We had a celebratory dinner in a saloon from the 1800's ... sew appropriate!
Here our birthday cowgirl is posing with the centerpiece and candles ... yep, temps reached 100+ today so we enjoyed a few cool drinks!
Of course ... there was cake!  On this trip ... we ARE having our cake and eating it too!
Another ending to another wonderful day on the trail.  I know that I keep repeating myself, but I am having sew much dillydally fun!
In quiet moments of contemplation ...
... I am so grateful for this dillydally experience and those who are sharing it with me.

Do what you love.  Love your life.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Looking forward to your next report. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  2. I'm right behind you on the trail. Love sharing your adventures.