Sunday, May 17, 2009

Snow capped mountains to Painted Hills-all in a day!

The first glimpse of Mt.Bachelor
The weather report said that it was going to be a sunny Saturday,so we decided to spend the day doing some local sighseeing. We experienced both extremes in the weather-that too all in one day. We had decided to go skiing at Mt Bachelor -where we had fun in the snow. Then we drove to the Painted Hills which was exactly the opposite-extremely hot!!
Skiing on Mt.Bachelor
Painted Hills

As you can see,both the places were breathtakingly beautiful!! The only disappointment was that I could not check out the New York City Sub Shop in Bend(which is on the way) that was highly recommended by Kim in her blog The Ungourmet. We left home by 6am,and by the time we reached the sub shop it was 9am and they had a sign board which said they open only at 10!! Thoroughly disappointed, we decided to have breakfast up in the mountains.So,we ended up eating some unhealthy stuff up at Mt.Bachelor,which I'd rather not talk about. On our way back we had to pass through Bend again,but this time the rest of the gang didn't want to try out subs for dinner. We chose to eat at Carino's (as they don't have a branch here in Corvallis).

Bread with olive oil
Penne Alfredo(vegetarian)
Stuffed Vegetable RigatoniMeatball fettuccine in Alfredo sauceChicken Marsala
I had heard so much about 'Chicken Marsala" that I had to try it. The hubby decided to make his own pasta-so ordered the meat balls in Alfredo sauce!! Our friends were vegetarians and they ordered for the Penne Alfredo and the Stuffed Vegetable Rigatoni.
The Stuffed Vegetable Rigatoni was the best among the lot. Since it was the first time I tried "Chicken Marsala" I can't compare it, all I can say was either I was expecting something else or that I've eaten better Italian dishes. On the whole a very filling dinner-we had to pack some of the "chicken marsala" and had it for lunch on Sunday.
Question: What is your favorite weekend getaway place?

16 comments:

Ann said...

places looks to be so fun! and love the veggie rigatoni.

girlichef said...

Wow...they are both just breathtaking! What a day. Chicken Marsala CAN be wonderful...don't give up on it!

Rebekka said...

I love the concept of this blog, super cool!

Katherine Aucoin said...

What incredible sights! The mountains and the food...i adore both!

girlichef said...

I don't know if you'll check the comments on that goat cheese again, so just in case...NOPE, it actually isn't stinky at all :)

Chow and Chatter said...

love the new blog Swets

~Dana said...

Looks delicious! I love pasta and mushrooms!

Manang said...

Wow, those hills look breathtaking! I wish I was there to see them too!

Funny what you said about chicken marsala...I often try dishes on the menu because I have heard about them often, only to be disappointed...chicken marsala...hmmm...sounds like chicken tinola...maybe tinola is better..haha!

EMC said...

Looks like the perfect getaway! My own favorite weekend getaway is to take a drive and end up anywhere a few hours or so away. I love the adventure.

phanitha said...

wow those places look beautiful...

Navita said...

hi my first time here...loved reading ur travelogue...nothing makes u love life more than travel :)

Sarah, The New Girl said...

thanks for visiting my blog! knitting is definitely fun, you should pick it back up! :)

Those all look great to me! I've never tried chicken marsala either. I'm going to try and make it one day-- I've heard great things, so hopefully you'll have a better version sometime!

Heather said...

what a great and interesting idea for a blog! i love it. i don't know what i like more - the pictures of the scenery or the food!!

my favorite weekend getaway place has to be the cacapon river in WV. Berkeley Springs is such a fun little place to get out on the water and relax for a weekend. I'm going there in about 3 weeks -- can't wait :)

Chitra said...

wow, supreb clicks..cool places..first time here...u have a pretty blog:)

Divya Vikram said...

Beautiful pictures!

Femin Susan said...

Good photograph.....