Girlfriend Field Trip! Relax…Refresh…RoadTrip!

Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm and Living Memorial Sculpture Garden

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A good friend posted on Facebook that she and another friend were going to the Mt Shasta Lavender Farm the following Wednesday and anyone who wanted to join them was welcome!  I was free that day so decided to come along.  It was a fun day and reminded me that there are interesting things to see in our own regions and sometimes we just need a good ol’ fashioned field trip!!

The Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm is located outside of Montague, CA about an hour and a half drive from Medford, Oregon where we all live.  There were four of us, so we piled into one car but not before enjoying some homemade lavender scones made by good friend Janice Cox of Natural Beauty at Home.  For Sweet Lavender Scone Recipe click here

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The Mt. Shasta Lavender Farm is in a beautiful setting with spectacular views of Mt. Shasta!

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There is a stylish building that definitely reminded me of being in Provence which houses a small boutique where they sell all kinds of lavender goods and free cups of lavender lemonade – delicious!

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There is a section that is French lavender and one that is English lavender.  They provide nice baskets and scissors for you to collect the lavender.

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In the middle is a lavender labyrinth which is nice to walk through and meditate or pray.

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There are nice tables and chairs with an arbor or umbrellas, a nice place to eat if you bring a picnic lunch.

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Also suggest bringing a hat and sunscreen as it can get quite hot and there is no shade in the fields.

Another friend had mentioned that since we were going out that way we should stop at the Living Memorial Sculpture Garden in Weed, CA.  It was just a 10-15 minute drive from the Lavender Farm.

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The sculpture garden was founded by veterans in 1988 to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives in war.  The sculpture garden has 11 beautiful and thought provoking sculptures made by artist Dennis Smith.  They are spread out around a forest of trees planted by hundreds of volunteers.

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We had not brought a picnic lunch to eat at the Lavender Farm so by this time we were starving.  We were close to Weed, CA and had heard that the Hi-Lo Cafe was good place to get a bite to eat so we stopped there for a late lunch.  We absolutely loved the retro sign and vintage decor inside.

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It was a large menu with choices from breakfast all-day to hamburgers, salads, fried chicken and more.  Our waitress was extremely nice and friendly and made our molten volcano dessert extra special for us!

998056_10201575224488860_1814686192_nAll of us have lived in the Rogue Valley for almost 20 years and had never been to these great gems just a 1.5 hour drive away!  Loving the Girlfriend Fieldtrips – Relax, Refresh, Roadtrip!!

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3 responses to “Germany, Czech Republic, Austria: Planning and Hotel Reviews 2008”

  1. We’re planning a 10-day Eurotrip next April and Munich and Prague are on the list! Maybe we’ll be checking out these hotels as well!:)

  2. Ashwin says:

    Found your blog through fodors, enjoyed all the pages. I too have been on a similar trip recently..loved all the places especially Munich. It seems you haven’t been to Turkey, which is a gem. I too hope to travel atleast as much as you do in the future.

    • Judy Gambee replied: — July 2nd, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

      Ashwin – Glad you enjoyed the blog! Turkey is very high on our wish list – we hope to get there in the near future!!

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