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: #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! ❤