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Drive up to Mt Hood was _gorgeous_ - when I wouldnt pass out from sheer overload, it was amazing. The drive up to Timberline was sadly in the dark, and it was _very_ cold. _really_ cold. I wasnt prepared for 30 degree weather, with the wrong shoes, the warm clothes packed, and not worn.

The Timberline Lodge itself was amazingly old school, hand carvings, awesome steel work all over. Our room was the _cutest_ evah. Also FREEZING. And the next door neighbors were indeed watching "The Shining" - I could hear Nicholson's voice throught the walls. It was lovely tho, looking out at the snow.

On the drive up, we were listening to Splendid Table and they'd done an interview with David Lett from Eyrie Vineyards, sometime before he'd passed away - fascinating to hear more about Oregon pinots, and enjoyable to see byronium 's happiness in his soft spot for Pinot Noirs. While we were having dinner at Cascade Dining Room at Timberline, he noticed that Eyrie was on the wine list, so I got to try some! (It was rather lovely)
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