Sami and Scott's Fun Place
Trip Start May 21, 2008
11Trip End Dec 31, 2008
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Their lovely 7.5 acre 'farm' is located just across the road from the Rogue River.
There's also a chicken coup, a pig shed, and a 6-stall stable. About half of the property is pasture for 10 horses (mostly full, or half-breed Arabians, plus three smaller, but stronger Icelandic horses), 2 cows, and 2 pigs. They also have a Pygmy goat, 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rabbits and a couple dozen chickens!
It's a big job just taking care of all of them. Sami's niece Madi, who lives with them, helps a lot, plus she rides her Pinto horse in several horse shows.
To add to all of those animals, when we went out and about, we also saw a lot of deer, including some, just a few feet away, when we were visiting Margaret, a nearby friend.
They also have lots of raspberries, blackberries, two kinds of grapes, plus apple, pear and fig trees. We were in fruit heaven, pigging out on all of them and Terry used some of the apples, pears and blackberries to make some great cobblers.
We also did a lot of wine-tasting, both at their place and at several wineries in the area.
I'm not much of a wine drinker myself, but I did discover something that I do like. It's called Frappe Vino...
it's actually a powder, that we got at the Del Rio Winery,
that you mix with a bottle of wine, usually Pinot Gris, but can be most any other wine, and an equal amount of water. Stir until disolved, then freeze it until it's like a slurpee/slush. It's sweet and delicious.
One day Terry, Madi and I went to the famous Oregon Vortex House of Mystery in nearby Gold Hill. It is an area of naturally occurring visual and perceptual phenomena, which can be captured on film and very interesting.
Another day, we had a little extra excitement with a helicopter landing in the pasture behind the playroom building. Scott and another friend Tim, had previously purchased charity tickets for a helicopter ride and when they ran into the pilot, they decided to do it that day. They had a great ride all over the Rogue River, Grant's Pass and Applegate River area.
We were really enjoying ourselves so much, it was hard to leave. I almost could believe that Sami wanted to chain our RV to the post or somehow keep us there. But we did have to leave. However, we hope to get back together again next summer. Tentative plans include going with both of our RVs, plus some others, too, to the Oregon Coast, with the horses, and have a fun time on the beach with a whole bunch of the nice people who all we met while having a blast with our fun friends Sami, Scott and Madi.
Where I stayed
Sami and Scott's Fun Farm