Bucket List: #15

2 out of 5 new restaurants in the EUG –

For date night last week we decided to try Taco Loco in downtown. I can’t believe this place has been there as long as it has and we have never gone! A friend posted some pics a few days earlier of their drinks and outdoor eating area, and I knew we had to go. While located on one of the busiest streets in Eugene, once inside the garden oasis, you would never know it, it feels like an escape into a tranquil park with all the fountains and plants.

The food & drinks were reasonably priced and we got HUGE portions!

Yummy blackberry patron margarita

Bucket List: #15

1 out of 5 new restaurants in the EUG – 

I put this on our bucket list because we are always saying that we wanna try new places to eat as Eugene is actually a pretty big foodie town, but we never do!

The other day the hubby & I met for lunch at a local hotspot we had never been to – Hot Mama’s Wings, every time we have tried to go it was PACKED with college kids. We both LOVE buffalo wings and have been wanting to try this place forever. We of course had to try the traditional buffalo style wings and we also tried the cilantro lime chili, but there were so many choices and we will def. be going back to try some of the others including the spiced maple bacon, chipotle bourbon and asian honey. They also have chicken friend bacon as an appetizer that I hear is to die for – next time!

Yummy!

A few of our other fav hot wing spots are BWW, Chicken Bonz and Fire on the Mountain in Portland, OR.

 

 

Bucket List: #45

#45 TV show marathon – 

Ok, well I guess part of this whole thing means I have to update you guys once in awhile! Life has just been so busy!

We finally got to have a TV marathon! We used to have them all the time in college, but ever since, we seem to never find the time. By TV marathon I mean get totally engrossed in a show and watch it every waking hour that we aren’t at work until finished… in college we would stay up all night doing this with the first couple seasons of Dexter, and we did it with all the seasons of LOST on Netflix as we were late “Losties.”

The show we (or he) picked was…. Firefly, we also just finished the movie, Serenity! Now, he had watched it way back when and LOVESSSS it & Serenity. I have never ever so much as thought about watching it, because in general I am not a Sci-Fi fan. But, this past Feb. we attended the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle and listened to Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin talk about it all, and it sounded worth a shot, plus the hubby was just so damn excited I was willing to give it a shot. I wound up lovinggggggg it… yes you can start the nerd jokes, I don’t care – plus Joss Whedon is just a genius! I am so sad it got cancelled halfway through and I know a lot of other people are too, I bet if they re-booted it today, there would be enough fans! Oh, and did I mention the hubby bought a Jane hat at Comic Con… now he gets nerd jokes too!

Bucket List: #14

#14 Attend my 1st Country Fair (OCF) – 

I was born in Portland, but grew up in Eugene but either way I am a true Oregonian who had never been to the famous annual Country Fair. Hundreds of people from all over the world head to Veneta for this weekend event every July. So how have I never been to this event that happens every year in my own town? Well as a kid my parents never took me and in college, I just never had the time. My husband actually grew up going to it as one of his best friend’s family runs a burrito both there and has for several decades now, so he has actually spent the whole weekend working there when he was in high school. With the exception of the heat and smell, I loved it! It was like a fairytale and so unique. Around every corner there was just so much to take in. I was amazed at how much work goes into this 3day event and how many people live for it. While it may not depict my daily lifestyle, there are so many things to love about the uniqueness of it all, and the colors… so pretty! I even managed to sport my hippie tie dye Oregon shirt!

We also got to see some friends that we don’t see enough, and Shaun was even put to work like old times in their burrito stand! Overall, it was a great day & I’m glad I got to experience it!

OCF 2012

Such a dreamworld in the midst of a forest 🙂

Loved all the art

Good day! ❤

Bucket List: #50 & #4

2 out of 5 new breweries & get back into bowling together –

It is FINALLY summer time in Oregon, and with the sun comes summer nights, one of my favs. After work the hubby and I decided to go beer tasting & bowling(both on the list)!

Surprisingly, we had never been to Ninkasi Brewery in Eugene, we have had their beer, but never been to the actual brewery. It is in the Whiteaker district, which is actually on the come-up and has some great new local restaurants, bars and of course Ninkasi. We were really impressed with the atmosphere and prices, and had some great beers, my favorite was the seasonal Nuptial Cream Ale, but I also loved the Oatmeal Stout (I know wide variety, but I love most all beers). I can now say we have a new fav. spot for afternoon beers!

Great local brewery – also one of the largest producers of beer in Oregon with about 50,000 barrels.

Yummy beer!

Summer nights ❤

They rotate food carts on different days, super good food!

After enjoying our beer, we were feeling good and went bowling! This is on our bucket list because we used to bowl together all the time and even took a class together as an elective in college, but sadly we haven’t gone in forever.

I kicked his butt both games, but especially in the second game…. oh and ya he picked both our names, the guys at the bowling alley got a kick out of them!

It was a great and relaxing night together, we love nights like this!

Bucket List: #50

1 out of 5 new breweries –

This past week we were in Alaska on a cruise and while on an excursion in Skagway, we learned that there is a local beer there brewed with spruce tips instead of hops and of course we had to try it! We actually met some of the locals who harvest the spruce tips in return for kegs, they live in Glacier Point, which has a population of 8! They were super nice people and it was really neat to get to experience something so local and cultural. Once back in town from our excursion we stopped by the Skagway Brewery to have some Alaskan beer!

The Spruce tip was great as well as all the other beers we tasted, definitely a great first brewery experience for the summer list!