A household discussion led to the conclusion that we will not be getting a baby Alpaca. After passing numerous Alpaca farms on my tour with Laura in the Willamette Valley wine country, my affinity for this Dr. Seussesque animal with its fuzzy, dinosaur-like neck and giant chocolate eyes went throught the roof.
Did you know that there are dozens of Alpaca farms in the Willamette Valley? I found this out as I was researching the cost of a baby Alpaca (which turned out to be rather cost restrictive). It’s a high-demand, niche industry of the valley that adds infinitely more charm to a cycling tour.
Alpacas and all, the tour was cyclo-hedonism. It was fitting that Laura and I ended the tour with a bang with our last stop and tasting at Willakenzie Winery (at the top of a .38 mile steep grade). Talk about an impressive place to eat a picnic. The panorama captured hills of curling vines and the verdant valley.
Until next time.