This past weekend my husband and I made a quick trip to Walla Walla, WA, which is a cozy little town full of wineries and gorgeous countryside. If the name sounds familiar, it’s probably because Walla Walla is also known for growing sweet, candy-like onions that make it to markets around the country.
Our trip was mainly inspired by the occurrence of two consecutive days off from work (for both of us!), and although we could only stay one night, it was absolutely worth it.
Here are some shots of the first winery we visited on Saturday, K Vintners:
Those little guys on the lawn are the guard dogs of the establishment – quite intimidating.
Can you tell that this guy is wearing a little ponytail?
Our next stop was the Woodward Canyon winery, which had a lovely garden just behind the tasting room. I couldn’t believe how lush and beautiful everything looked; even though we live a short 3 hour drive away from Walla Walla, our spring is only just beginning.
Our adventures the next day included visiting a free aviary in a local park:
And one of my favorite parts of our whirlwind weekend: satisfyingly authentic Mexican food. This taco place had pretty positive reviews on Yelp (there was a taco truck with higher marks, but that was nowhere to be found on a Sunday afternoon), so we drove a couple blocks outside of the town “proper” to check it out. I loved that the hot salsa was actually hot (it tasted like creamy jalapeños), and that our background music was the futbol game of the day. We tried 6 different tacos (I took this picture after we had already wolfed down the carnitas one), one of which was called the Walla Walla – it was stuffed with steak, melted cheese, avocado and grilled, sweet Walla Walla onions, and reminded me of a Philly Cheesesteak.
And now it’s back to reality! Next time I’ll have a garden update – things are starting to sprout everywhere and I’m feeling more spring in the air!