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Yes, it is time to look at your plans for a vacation this year. Bookings at the last-minute can be tough. So, this is the time of the year when you need to take a look at where you would like to go and what you would like to do.

Many people look at going out of country to enjoy their vacation. But, it is always fun to take a look at what we have in our own backyard. 

Seven fascinating regions make up Oregon with so much to do and see. Oregon for example, has award-winning wines, beer and distilleries.

If, you are looking for adventure it can be found in right here in Oregon. Embrace whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, skiing, windsurfing and much more. There are many waterfalls, ocean beaches, snow caped mountains and lakes along with wonderful golf courses. There are picturesque views and fine dining.

So, yes this is the time of year to take a look at what you would like to do on your vacation. Then give us a call and make your reservation for a great vacation in Oregon.

We do have fun Oregon!

 

Check out our website: http://www.embraceoregon.com –  Call for reservations (503) 474-0762

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We always have fun when our returning guests come back to visit. This time they are a spunky group of ladies who love to laugh and enjoy sampling many types of wines.

 

We started our day at the Red Lion Inn & Suites McMinnville and headed on a journey to visit some Yamhill County wineries.

 

 

Our first visit was in the Dundee Hills at Wine Country Farm Bed & Breakfast and Armonea Wines. While sampling the wines we were able to see the horse riders coming in from a wine tour through the vineyards.

 

Then we headed south to visit Methven Family Vineyards to sample the wine and enjoy a few snacks.There was a little time for some great conversation. 

Time allowed for us to visit Brooks Wines and enjoy another array of wines. Some we were a little surprised by. We also learned about biodynamic farming.

 

To end our day we took a little drive down McMinnville’s Historic Third Street to check out sites and then headed to the hotel.

 

 

It was a lovely day with my returning friends. The next time you are in our neighborhood give us a call and we can enjoy the day with you.

We do have fun in Oregon!

Check out our website: http://www.embraceoregon.com –  Call for reservations (503) 474-0762

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Have you visited Oregon’s vineyards and wineries? Well, this is a great time to visit them. There is so much going on everything from bottling wine to harvesting this years grapes. It is time for our yearly crush.

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I can hear you thinking… What does that mean? It means… The grapes are ready to come off the vine and they need to be brought to the wineries. So, the wineries are scrambling to get wine bottled and the equipment ready to process the grapes for fermentation.

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As we traveled around Yamhill County’s wine country this week we were lucky enough to get some private tours. We viewed some bottling of wine and were able to see folks harvesting grapes in the vineyard.

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Then we viewed the process for the crush where grapes were coming into the winery and prepped for fermentation. Naturally, there was a little wine tasting going on for us as we watched.

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We also had a chance to get a private tour in the vineyards from the owner of Methven Family Vineyards and taste some of the grapes right off the vine. Our group found the steps it takes from planting the grapevines to the time of harvest are many and seeing the wine being bottled fascinating.

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During our visit we had a greater appreciation for the wine as we did our sampling.

If you are wanting to have a Oregon wine experience give us a call we would be happy to take you on a wine county journey with us.

Call us at: (503) 474-0762

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 We are having fun in Oregon! 

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This morning was a morning where I wanted to catch the hot air balloons taking off at the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum. Naturally it was a two day event and today was the last day for them to lift off as a group. I have been busy with wine tours this week and this was the morning for me to catch them.

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Well, I woke up a little late. I did however jump in the shower and dress and head for the museum. As I approached the turn off for the museum I saw eight of the balloons drifting off to the south of me. I pulled the car over and tried to catch some pictures of these balloons that were in my site. I did not have a camera with me with a zoom lens. So, my photos are a little distant and not very good.

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This is an adventure I am sure others have experienced. Too late and do not have the correct equipment. When I arrived to the museum all the balloons were gone. But, you could see the last of them drifting away in the sky. Way too far away for the camera in my hand to catch another photo.

All is good! It is still a fun adventure to see these balloons in the sky. If you have ever gone on a hot air balloon ride. It is truly an adventure drifting over the gorgeous landscape below. Just floating like the clouds.

Even if your adventure does not go as planned… It can still be enjoyable. We are having fun in Oregon!

Call us if you would like to take a Oregon adventure with us: (503) 474-0762

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The week has been a busy one and I am sure you probably think so as well. We seem to place many things on our calendars and our to do lists that seem to never get done. When Friday gets here we think…. okay, we will finish up those to do lists on Saturday.

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Well, it is Saturday and the to do list is being worked on. Do I feel good about all things I have accomplished? Yes I do. One of the things on my list is to look ahead on the calendar and set up my vacation. Yes, I know I work in the travel industry… But, I need vacation time too.

That brings me to the point of asking you… Have you set time aside for your vacation? You at least need to take a long weekend for yourself.

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If you are looking at visiting Oregon give us a call. We still have some openings for wine tours during the week and a few left for the spring/summer weekends. There is also time to signup for an extend Oregon tour where we travel to several regions of Oregon and experience some Oregon’s beauty, historic places, outdoor activities, etc.

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Have you looked at our website to see all the wonderful types of tours that we have? Yes, I know it seems I am on vacation all the time. But, I love it! I would also like to see you join us for some Oregon fun!

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We have fun in Oregon!

Embrace Oregon website: www.embraceoregon.com  Phone number: (503) 474-0762

 

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Welcome to 2014!

This is a time for new beginnings. A new year gives us opportunities that are unlimited. We can make goals to reach for the sky or take baby step towards a goal or do as we always do. It is your choice.

Well, we here at Embrace Oregon are going to look towards the sky and reach for the stars. We have so many wonderful plans being made right now for 2014. We are going to take a journey to many parts of Oregon this year. We have terrific tours that are going to show off Oregon and are filled with all types of fun.

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We are giving Wine Tours and Salem Heritage Tours right now all though the month of January and February.

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January is the time to look at your upcoming vacation plans and sign up for one of our extended spring, summer and fall tours before they fill up. We do not want you to miss out on traveling around Oregon with us…

So, stay tuned and keep our website, blog, twitter and facebook pages in your radar. We are going to have a spectacular time and hope you are along for the ride.

Below are our Embrace Oregon links and info:

Embrace Oregon Phone: (503) 474-0762

Embrace Oregon.com: www.embraceoregon.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Embrace-Oregoncom/290794928817

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmbraceOregon

Blog: https://embraceoregon.wordpress.com/

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