Wednesday, September 19, 2012

37th Annual Cider Squeeze – September 29, 2012, 10am-4pm

Press Release From Phillip Foster Farm
Subject: 37th Annual Cider Squeeze – September 29, 2012, 10am-4pm
Philip Foster Farm, 29912 SE Highway 211, Eagle Creek, OR

A chill is catching in the air, blackberries are darkening on the bushes, and leaves are turning. Overhead, the harvest moon grows rounder. Why not celebrate the coming fall with an old fashioned harvest festival at the Philip Foster Farm? Taking place on September 29th, our ever-popular Cider Squeeze is a day filled with crafts, food, music, and history-inspired activities. Bring your own apples and press your own cider on our authentic cider press, or purchase apples and cider from us on site. See local artists and craftsmen in action, watch historical demonstrations, play pioneer games, purchase fresh produce, and much more! All our usual farm activities - from tours of the Foster's 1883 home, to cabin building, to corn shelling and log hewing - will also be available. The fun gets started at 10am and goes until 4pm.

The Philip Foster Farm National Historic Site is open seven days a week from Father's Day through Labor Day from 11am -4pm, weekends only in May, September, and October. Entrance fee is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family. Located at 29912 SE Highway 211, the farm is one of the few sites along the trail to actively interpret pioneer life. The site features the original 1860 barn and tack shop, the Philip Foster house circa 1883, a recreated working general store, blacksmith shop and log cabin. The five acre site includes several authentic covered wagons and carriages, beautiful grounds with heirloom flowers, orchard, vegetable garden and the oldest Lilac tree in the state. Staff in period clothing will help children of all ages be a pioneer for a day by building their own log cabin, shelling and grinding corn, washing clothes the old fashioned way and playing lawn games of times past.
Jody's Note
Phillip Foster Farm is a fun place for families.  The grounds are quite nice, historical, and packed with fun things for the kids to do.  Giant Lincoln Logs are AWESOME!  It's a bit far out there, but such a beautiful drive.  It's a great way to spend a fall afternoon with the family or with a group of girlfriends! Plus you will end up with some delicious Apple Cider!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Mini Golf Fun!

I've just updated the - Ideas for Anytime page with a fun Mini Golf Directory.  I haven't been to all of these courses and I would love to hear your feedback on any of them.  I wish we had the  Wonders of the World Mini Golf Course from the movie Overboard.  That was supposed to be in Oregon!

Miniature Golf

There are some fun indoor and outdoor mini golf courses around the area!
All American Putt 'n Bat
Lincoln City, OR
Indoor 17 hole course. Great for rainy days on the beach. Also has batting cages and games. Indoors
Best Little Roadhouse and Mini Golf
Salem, OR
Restaurant and 18 holes of golf. Less expensive before 3pm. Outdoors.
Bullwinkle's Family Fun Center
Wilsonville, OR
Fun course with caves, a tiny town, waterfalls and a great view of the freeway! :-) Outdoors.All kinds of other family fun! Batting Cages, Rides, Ropes Course, Laser Tag and more.
Eagle Landing Mini Golf and Golf Course
Clackamas, OR
Eagle Landing Golf Course also has a mini golf course on site. No windmills or castles, more of a nature themed course. Also lighted at night. Outdoors.
Glowing Greens Miniature Golf - Hilton Hotel Portland Oregon
Black light min golf is a relatively new phenomenon and it looks pretty cool.
This course has a pirate theme and is the only black light mini golf course in Portland.
Ahoy matey!
Hazel Dell Golf O Rama
Hazel Dell, WA
7120 NE Highway 99Vancouver, WA98665360-694-4719
This course is attached to a Steakburger Restaurant. Decorated for Christmas! They have 2 - 18 hole courses. Outdoors.
Mountain Air Miniature Golf, Sandy, OR
This is located at a landscaping company and has a fun pioneer theme. Outdoors.
Oaks Park
Portland, OR
Golf Course just off the midway. Decorated with nature, rocks and waterfalls. Sorry, no windmills or clown faces here. Outdoors.
Safari Sam's
Sherwood, OR
Safari Sam's is a huge play place with obstacle courses, games and glow mini golf! Indoors.
Ski Bowl Adventure Park
Mount Hood, OR
TONS of activities here during the summer with limited weekend hours in late Spring and early Fall. Outdoors.
Sunset Golf Center
Beaverton, OR
18 hole course connected with a regular golf course. Recently refurbished, according to the website. Outdoors.
Ten Tiny Tees
Seaside, OR
Ten tiny tees is located on the main drag in Seaside. Yes, at the beach, and a fun course to visit when you are there. It's around $4 and typically busy in the summer. Brightly painted course with a rocket ship, clowns and more! Indoors.
Tualatin Island GreensTualatin, ORCourse looks like a real course. There are water hazards, sand traps and three acres of course.