Sunday, October 03, 2021

2021 Oregon - Day 3 - Rogue River - 25th Wedding Anniversary

<Up and moving at 7 am, we had breakfast at the Tu Tu' Tun Lodge. I had blueberry pancakes, while Sharon had eggs.  My breakfast was good, but I don't anything will top the Ashland Creek Inn.

The plan for the day was a jet boat trip on the Rogue River. We drove into the port in Gold Beach to Jerry's Rogue Jets. We took the 930 am boat. Sharon had signed up for the mail boat tour. We ended up on one of the smaller boats that they use for the whitewater tours.

It was a nice day. The tour travels thirty-two miles up the Rogue River to Agnes. We stopped there and had lunch at the Cougar Lane Lodge. Sharon and I split a caesar salad and a veggie burger. Along the way there and back, we saw a large family of River otters, bald eagles, a seal and lots of other birds.

There were a lot of drift boats on the river fishing for salmon and steelhead. Sharon and I talked about coming back and either fishing or hiking the Rogue River. I am starting a formal list of trip ideas for the future.

The boat driver was the grandson of the founder of the company. Much to Sharon's initial chagrin, due to the fact we were in one of the smaller boats, he did several spins along the way.

We were back at the lodge about 2:45 pm. Sharon wanted to go to the pool, but once we got there decide it was too cool.

Pivoting we took our books down to the lawn chairs and read for a while. Back at the room, we spent some time planning Monday. We are going to make a number of stops along the coast.

We had a later dinner at Lodge. The set menu included:
  • a FIRST COURSE of Potato & Leek Soup [Dill Crackers];
  • a SECOND COURSE of Chopped Vegetable Salad [Organic Vegetables, Sesame Mustard Dressing, Candied Cashews do Kataifi];
  • THE MAIN EVENT of Pacific Striped Bass [Toasted Parmesan, Sauce au Poivre] with White Bean Ragout [Camembert Lemon] and Local Farm Vegetables in Beurre-Fondue; and,
  • the SWEETEST ENDING of Poached TuTu' Tun Pears [Mascarpone, Candied Pecans].

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