Last weekend our girls were invited to spend some time away with friends, so we took advantage of the opportunity and got away ourselves. We love to do wine tasting, but almost always go a bit east. This time we went southwest and tried some new places in the Willamette Valley (known for their pinot noirs). And then we stayed at this gorgeous resort and spa. The gardens were beautiful, but we only walked around for a few minutes because the pollen was so dense and our noses were running, our eyes were itching and we were sneezing!