Return to Tillamook

October 20, 2009

 

Miss Anne, The Man and The Tall Guy

Miss Anne, The Man and The Tall Guy

The Lady and The Man get to do all the fun things and all I get to do is stay home, nap and eat cheese… at least they took Miss Anne and The Tall Guy with them yesterday and I had some peace and quiet…but all good things come to an end…they returned and Miss Anne pestered me the rest of the night…

Yesterday, The Lady and The Man treated the interlopers to a tour of the Oregon Coast which included a visit to the Tillamook Cheese Factory, home of Tillie and oh so many delish milk products. When they returned, I could smell the cheese and alas, they brought me none…nada…ziparoo…nothing …what’s up with that??? But I’m not bitter…

They took the tour and watched the cheese being wrapped and prepared to be shipped to all the cheese lovers of the world…but they brought me none…nada…ziparoo…nothing …what’s up with that? But I’m not bitter… 

They had their very own tasting of cheese curds and cheese samples…but they brought me none…nada…ziparoo…nothing …what’s up with that? But I’m not bitter…

And they sampled ice cream. (There will be no reviews by your favorite feline foodie as no one brought me home anything to sample and review…none…nada…ziparoo…nothing…what’s up with that??? But I’m not bitter…)

Tillamook makes 38 flavors of ice cream and if you are hale and hearty enough, you can try them all by buying “the 38 flavor tour” for $25.95. Evidently Miss Anne was game enough to buy the tour but the fainter of heart (think weenies…) talked her out of it and each ordered their own creamy delights as follows:

The Tall Guy aka Dad or Richard had one scoop (in a cup) of Caramel Butter Pecan. He said it was terrific and gave it two thumbs up.

The Man had Mint Chocolate Chip (on a sugar cone)…now there’s a newsflash…imagine him ordering Mint Chocolate Chip…has he ever ordered any other flavor??? Not in this cat’s several lives with him… but I digress. He said it was delish…another real newsflash from The Man…another two thumbs up…

Miss Anne ordered a three-scoop sampler – all sugar-free: Mountain Huckleberry, Caramel Pecan Praline and Oregon Black Cherry. .. Another two thumbs up…

The Lady also had a three-scoop sampler: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coffee Almond Fudge and Pistachio Pecan. And she, too, agreed they were delish and awarded them her own two thumbs up.

And after the 8 scoops, even Miss Anne agreed that the 38 scoop sampler might have been a bit over the top… however, this Feline Foodie has no comment as no one brought me home anything to sample and review…none…nada…ziparoo…nothing…what’s up with that??? But I’m not bitter…)

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  2. Martha Ann Says:

    I grew up in Portland making annual visits to the Tillamook Cheese factory with my family. We never tired of taking the tour and breathing that warm, wet wonderful air in the curdling rooms. And ach time we would return home with several 5-pound bricks of cheddar — two to munch on and one to age until the next year.


  3. […] The Tall Guy (aka The Lady’s father) worked for a dairy (as did his father) when The Lady was a baby and as a result The Lady didn’t grow up eating Velveeta but grew up eating quality cheeses, especially cheddars. (Later The Tall Guy was a meat salesman so again, The Lady grew up eating quality meats… huh… no wonder she turned into a foodie… what choice did she have???) […]


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