Milton-Freewater, Oregon

HT Rea Farm
HT Rea Farm

People! That’s what this visit was all about. Seeing my dear friend and her family – including new additions!

After a crazy week on the East Coast, I didn’t feel so hot deplaning at Tri-Cities, Oregon. I was shown a comfy bed in my friend’s beautifully renovated farmhouse.

The next day was more fun. We crashed a farm breakfast meeting – kudos for the Health & Safety focus! – then wandered around Walla Walla town, tasted local wines, had an up close look at dry pea harvest, and generally had a relaxing time hanging with awesome peeps. Can’t wait to go back!

Dates: 30 June 2016 – 2 July 2016
Travel with: Allen; visiting the Reas
Weather: pleasant to hot; 90s; oddly the hottest part of the day is 4-6PM
Accommodation: The Reas’ recently renovated farmhouse is a dream home. We had a whole floor to ourselves!

dried peas up close
dried peas up close


  • wine tasting at J&J Vintners
  • toured HT Rea farm and watched harvesting of dried peas
  • walked and shopped in nearby Walla Walla, Washington

Food & Drink:

  • cupcakes at Frosted
  • home-cooked Rea meals (!!)
  • Klickers farm stand

Transportation: Inbound-Delta Airlines to Pasco; Outbound-Alaska Air from Walla Walla