Currently in Philadelphia, visiting my older sister for the weekend, but I wanted to recap and share my train trip down to Oregon..
Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking the train down to Eugene, OR to visit my little sister at her college.
It was a big college football weekend, with a game between her school, and mine. Quite the venue to bring
our inner rivalry! us together for the weekend.
Friday night, we got in to the train station around 5. Hayley surprised us by meeting us there, we dropped our bags off and got checked in to the hotel, and were off to dinner.
We went to a local spot: Turtle’s Bar and Grill. The wait was long! This place was bumpin’ on a Friday night, even before 6:00!
Check out the decorations…
We shared a great meal of humus and pita, fresh salads with veggies and beans to start, and I got a great tofu and vegetable (spicy) stir fry. It was a great meal!
Friday night, I went back to see her dorm, and hang out with some other friends in town for the weekend’s festivities..
Saturday, we went to Eugene’s Saturday Market (where my sister bought me that gorgeous ring a few weeks ago). Very much like my favorite Farmer’s Market, but much, much bigger! I very ecclectic, Oregonian feel, too! Tons of fresh produce vendors, art, and baked goods 😀
After sampling some of the goods, I opted for a cup of this delicious carrot-ginger soup. It was made with coconut milk and spicy ginger. This was the best soup I have had in a long time!
We wanted to get something special to commemorate the weekend..
Love it! 😀
Soon, we were on our way
to the game to drop my parents off at the game – they had tickets (via friends who were going), we didn’t!
It was okay though, we met up with friends and spent the afternoon romping around the U of O campus. 😀
Needless to say…. we got creamed. :O Probably a good thing I didn’t watch.
Our afternoon adventures consisted of touring campus,
playing in the
enemy teams campus bookstore,
and, finding frozen yogurt!! It’s been so long since I’ve had fro yo, and I adore self-serve places!..
Okay, maybe I love self-serve a little too much. I went a little flavor and topping crazy… but, they had PUMPKIN! and CAKE BATTER. and COOKIES AND CREAM. Catch my drift? When in
Rome Eugene Self-Serve Heaven…
Such a fun weekend, reminded me of the mini “family vacation” we took earlier this year, during the summer. Only missing, my big sister!