Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Anniversary #39 and Teacup Thursday #68

Timberline Lodge 
Jim and I celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary on August 4th. I can't believe that so many years have slipped by and I'm not sure I know where they went! Thank you Jim for taking care of me all those years. It's been quite the journey with two lovely daughters. To celebrate our big day, we decided to got to dinner at one of our favorite places, Timberline Lodge. Timberline Lodge is on Mt. Hood in Oregon. It was built by the WPA during the depression and it was dedicated on Sept 28, 1937 by President Roosevelt.

This is a special year for Timberline and we thought it would be great to celebrate our anniversary on
Timberline's anniversary. The lodge is beautiful and holds many memories for us too.

Of course, I do think the Lodge is most beautiful when it's wearing it's winter white coat!

We had dinner in the Cascade Dining Room. If I had to move away from Oregon and I only had one day to visit, I would choose to eat at Timberline. Local, gourmet food cooked to perfection!

We had a feast of halibut, bacon wrapped squab, feta stuff artichoke, and fresh broccoli.

The restaurant treated us to a lovely dessert...a cheese cake with an assortment of fresh berries.

We walked around after dinner and enjoyed the craftsmanship of the lodge. There's so much to be enjoyed and appreciated. The WPA program was an amazing program.

This was the mountain on a summer evening as we drove home after a fantastic time at Timberline Lodge.

On to Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday. I found this cup and saucer last fall on an outing to Aurora. I knew we would be going to Timberline for the big 75th Anniversary, so I bought it and have been saving it.

The teacup was made by Royal Stafford especially for Zell Brothers of Portland, OR. Zell Brothers was a jewelry store here years ago. I'm don't think they are in business any longer.

Happy 75th Anniversary Timberline....hope you make it to your 100th! Jim and I are going for our 50th!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely! Happy Anniversary, dear Linda! Have a beautiful day.


LaVonne said...

WOW! What an impressive lodge! And the food! Another WOW!
I love that those tea cups find their way to you just when they are supposed to!
Happy anniversary! I can't wait to hear what you might be planning for your 40th!

Linda said...

Love the cup. Sounds like a wonderful time. Happy 39 years.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy anniversary! You must have had a great time. I like your attitude...Been there, done that, got a teacup! Sounds like me! LOL! I never got to Timberline when we lived in Ashland, OR. Just never made it, and have regretted it. Wonderful anniversary. So special!

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy HAPPY Happy Anniversary to you!!! So glad you got to celebrate at Timberline Lodge. Our entire family celebrated our parents 50th Anniversary there a few years ago. I totally agree... the food, the view, the craftsmanship... it is such an amazing place!! Sitting in front of the huge fireplace, looking up at the peak and listening to Dad tell his tales of climbing that mountain created a memory I will never forget. I wrote a couple of posts about Mt Hood on my blog.

Susan said...

WOW Linda, that sounded great. And the dinner? mmm mmm mmm Thanks for sharing. What a great place! Susan

romance-of-roses said...

39 years, congratulations. How wonderful for you both to have reached this many years. Wishing y ou many, many ears of happiness. That dinner sounded delicious and made me hungry. This year we celebrated 57 years. Hugs...Lu

wilhelmina said...

Happy, happy anniversary to you and Jim! I am so behind on these things but love catching up. The lodge looks wonderful! I'm going to remember all these places when I come to visit you! I'm trying to remember when the wedding is. After Noah is in school and your wedding is done we need some major friend time!!! Lots of love! I think of you often!!xxxoo

Zaa said...

Congratulations Lady Linda ..
Happy Anniversary... and OMG.. What a lovely time you had with hubby...It looks so relaxing an beautiful...It's so nice to have a lovely moment to go along with your special day...I'm sure you'll be drinking tea from it , every anniversary now ...Hugs