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  • Day56

    Tillamook Cheese Factory

    September 27, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Karl had been dreaming of the Tillamook cheese factory for months, so we made a slight detour when we came down out of the Tillamook Forest to go eat more cheese and ice cream than most people would consider socially acceptable. Ahh, the joys of bike touring.Read more

    Bridget McEwan

    That really is a lot of ice cream...even for you guys. Wow.

    10/7/15Reply
     
  • Day16

    Ice cream for lunch.

    August 11, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Really misty morning - could barely see the sea on my morning run. The 3 arch rocks looked as if they were floating on clouds. Had an extended soak in the hot tub. Then on to the main event - taking in all that Tillamook has to offer & first stop was the Tillamook Cheese Factory. The visitor centre was supposedly good for free cheese samples, fine ice cream & fudge. Not a bad combination though they'll do well to compete on any front with Cornwall. The factory visit was unavailable due to the visitor centre being refurbished so we were left with an exhibition about cows & then a queue for the cheese. 6 samples - 2 mild, 2 more mature & 2 messed around with. Was all a little rushed. Had to move on to the next because the person behind would be waiting. The cheese was fine apart from the messed up stuff - why put pepper & jalapenos in? Wandered through the shop to the ice cream area - 1 scoop $4 - 3 scoops $5. Financially it was a no brainer. And as for the size of the scoops - could see why there were so many fat arses around here. My blueberry, stawberry & vanilla combination worked well but boy was it filling. And Liz battled gamely with the huge chunks of chocolate in her mint choc & raspberry white choc mixture. No other lunch arrangements were required. Tellingly at the cash registers there was a range of indigestion medication available.Read more

  • Day16

    Holy cow, that was some pig race.

    August 11, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    The County Show had been recommended as something quintessentially American so it would have been rude not to attend while in Tillamook. The concern was that there wouldn't be sufficient to entertain us until the essential viewing that was the pig and ford race at 5.30. We had an amble around town to try and pass a little time but eventually concluded that there wasn't much else in town. Parked up - our little car (a focus) hidden amongst massive pick-ups & 4WDs. Something of a metaphor. Wandered in - sampling the popcorn and we were in another world. Cow parades with a running commentary on the size & shape of their teets. All manner of bizarre foods - elephant ears, deep fried oreos & funnel cakes were on offer. Animals of all sizes & varieties were on show - some less harmoniously than others - a pair of pigs were having a barny. Explored the show & the carnival & then settled down to a couple of the horse races - atmospheric - though nothing was riding on it. There was an ice-cream tasting competition, hypnotists & lots of kids doing dodgy dances. There were gun & hunting exhibitions next to the Republican party's area proudly displaying pictures of the Orange one. It was all very random. But this was just the appetiser. The main course of weirdness was yet to come. Took our seats in the stands for the 'world famous' pig and ford race. Guy grabs a pig, puts it under his arm, cranks his Model T started & then proceeds to race round the track, swaps pig & repeat. The winners go through to the world championship - the fact that no-where outside of this bit of Oregon competes is irrelevant. The compere claimed this to be classic redneck fare. It was in fact hilarious - not sure the pigs agreed - a fair bit of squealing. The 2 races came & went - nothing could follow that so we didn't try & better it & went to the shops for fruit. A good proportion could do with taking our lead - yet more fatness.Read more

  • Day10

    Tillamook Cheese Factory & Air Museum

    June 3, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Vi overnattede på et fint lille hotel i byen Newberg og kom først derfra ved 11-tiden efter en hyggelig formiddag med lidt praktiske gøremål på hotellet. Vi kørte til Tillamook, som er meget kendt for deres oste-produktion. Vi besøgte Tillamook Cheese Factory, som viste sig at have et stort og populært besøgscenter. Vi havde forinden læst noget om, at man kunne få en rundvisning, men vi var lidt i tvivl om man skulle ringe og spørge først. Men overrasket blev vi, for der var tale om et yderst professionelt besøgscenter med smagsprøver, souvenir shop, delikatesse shop, cafe og isbod, samt selvfølgelig et hævet observationsområde, hvor man kunne følge hele produktionen. Imponerende og mange lækre smagsprøver.
    Bagefter kørte vi til Tillamook Air Museum, som har til huse i den bygning der har verdens største frie spænd i træ i en konstruktion, den imponerende store Hangar B. Sammen med søster-bygningen Hangar A, udgjorde de grundstenene i Tillamook Naval Air Station fra 1942 til 1948. Her hørte Navy BLIPS til, som var luftskibe (primært K-Class) der bevogtede skibskonvojer og sikrede de amerikanske kyster mod tyske og japanske ubåde. Hangar A brændte desværre i 1992.
    Turen forsatte derefter til Lincoln City, hvor vi havde hotel for natten.
    Dagen får 3 stjerner, hvor en stor omgang vasketøj fra morgenstunden trækker lidt ned.
    Roadtrip: I dag: 198 km - i alt: 1.651 km
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  • Day45

    Vermont Lookalike in Oregon

    July 7, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Tillamook, Oregon is a dairy farming community with forests and mountains on the Oregon coast. The town feels exactly like Vermont to us, down to the ever present smell of manure!

    We're leaving the Oregon coast today. We will definitely miss the cooler temperatures. It's mostly in the 60s during the day, and high 50s at night. We won't miss our towels never drying though!Read more

  • Day16

    Tag 16 - Waldport bis Tillamook

    June 23, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Nach dem Frühstück sind wir in Waldport aufgebrochen und gut auf der 101 durchgekommen. In Tillamook haben wir an der Käsefabrik Halt gemacht, Käse probiert, der Produktion zugeschaut, Käse gekauft und ein Eis gegessen. Das war ein netter kleiner Zwischenstopp.Read more

  • Day42

    Tillamook Creamery

    July 16, 2021 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 63 °F

    Took a drive to see what we could see in Oregon. Went to the Tillamook Creamery a supposedly 'must see stop'. (https://www.tillamook.com/) Saw how they make huge batches of cheese, had a crappy fast food type lunch. I do like their yogurt but this is just a run of the mill tourist attraction. HoHumRead more

  • Day212

    Blue Heron French Cheese Company

    June 13, 2021 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 59 °F

    Rearranged our trip and cut short some of the coast camping so we could go to DeGarde (didn’t realize they are closed M-W) and visit Portland before our meet-up with the Zaps. It worked out because the last few days have been rainy. Stayed at Blue Heron French Cheese Co. (Harvest Host) for the night. Totally worth a stop. Wine and cheese sampler plus chowder-all delicious. DeGarde has tons of wild ales which I’m not a fan of but for some reason Tyson thought I’d like these wild ales. Still not a fan. 🤷🏼‍♀️Read more

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