Wineries and Farms
When we were at the RV Show in Quartzsite Linda, John and I had met with Don and Kim of Harvest Hosts and told them we were making a trip to Canada. They had suggested we stop at some wineries along the way and had mentioned several that we might enjoy. Linda did the planning including contacting them along the way to make sure they knew we were coming.
Our first stop was at St. Kathryn’s Winery in Palisade, CO which I mentioned in the last post. Now we were headed into Utah where we spent the night at a farm in a little farm community south of Salt Lake City called Santaquin, UT. On the way we saw some fabulous Utah scenery.
We stayed at South Ridge Farms. They had a fabulous store that included all kinds of preserves, great apples and cherries, apple cider and even ice cream sodas. After we ate dinner in our rigs we went in and had an Ice cream soda. Yum!
Stopped at the Elks Club
The next day we had to drive through the Salt Lake City area. Lots and lots of cars. But we made it through all the traffic without a snag.
We stopped at the Elks Club in Roy, UT. We did some shopping at the Walmart in the area. Sorry but I forgot to take any pics of our spots. That ended our trip through Utah.
Off to Idaho
Our first stop in Idaho was Snyder’s Winery located in Buhl, ID. They weren’t open for wine tasting, but they did let us spend the night there. Again I forgot my camera, so no pics.
Then it was a short 57 miles to our next winery and overnight stop. This one was in Hammett, ID at the Cold Springs Winery.
Our favorite winery
Bill was the owner of Cold Springs Winery and he introduced himself and showed us where we could park. After we got all set up we went over to the tasting room, which he had opened up just for us. Bill was a very friendly guy and told us all about the history of the winery as well as the local area.
We really had a great time there. There was a big lawn where the dogs could check out all the wonderful grass smells and romp off leash and they loved it. Here is Sadie enjoying all the smells.
Here are a couple of pics of Chica racing around on the lawn.
We also enjoyed a beautiful sunset.
Another whopping 83 miles to the next winery
We only had a short distance to travel to the Woodriver Winery in Eagle, ID. We had to travel through Boise, ID and the traffic was horrible. We couldn’t believe it even though it was Saturday. It was very nice here but a bit more commercial then some of the smaller wineries we have enjoyed.
Heading for Baker City, OR
Today we are heading for Baker City, OR to meet up with the Northwest Lazy Daze GTG. This is where we will also meet all the folks going to Canada. I am really looking forward to this rally and see friends I haven’t seen in quite a while. Fortunately we don’t have to travel very far.
Our travels to the wineries
I really enjoyed all my travels to the many different wineries and farms while heading to Baker City. We did a lot of wine tasting and met a lot of really nice people. It also helped to restock my wine supply with some very good wines. We were really treated well by each winery/farm and I would highly recommend this to others in making their travel plans.
I would also like to thank Linda for making all the plans and calling ahead to verify that we were coming. It was well planned and we had a great time. Now for the rally and then into Canada.
What fun! Love the pictures of the wineries.
Chica looks like she is having such a great time. And I know you must be – with all the wine tastings. Have a great time at the rally.
I love seeing the pictures of Chica! Thanks also for the information about the wineries you stayed at. We enjoy the photos you always include in your posts.
GO CHICA GO!!!!! That is so cool that they have these wineries – good for them and good for you
Absolutely love the photos of Chica running at full speed. She looks like she’s having a blast! Katie does the same thing, she loves to run and run and run. She hasn’t been able to do that lately, unfortunately. Sounds like a wonderful trip north.
I can tell you didn’t enjoy the wineries too much as your typing was great as usual. Lovely photos and the ones of Chica enjoying herself were precious. Utah is a lovely state. I am looking forward to many more photos as you head in to Canada. How many states do you have left before visiting them all?
I hope to spend some time visiting Idaho next year. Seems like a good place to spend some summer days. Hope your trip north of the border is rewarding.
Chica sure picked the right guy to hook up with, she looks like she is totally enjoying herself. Way more fun than roaming the the streets of Mesa. Beautiful pictures.
Great way to start your trip, Jim! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos.
We had to travel through Boise, ID..
You HAD to travel THROUGH Boise only because that is where I-84 went. There are almost always options and since you were only going 83 miles you could have easily selected an alternate route of 116 miles and probably arrived just as soon. Google Maps, Options and Avoid Highways can be your friend!