Today I went on the “Salem Stitch Hunt” by Traveling Ewe.

The description of the day, from the welcome email, is as follows.

I am so looking forward to our trip on Saturday! We will be leaving from the Wilsonville City Hall at 9am sharp. There is plenty of free and easy parking and we will be meeting at the far end, away from City Hall.

Our luxury coach will have a professional driver and a potty on board, so our trip to Salem will be quick, easy and fun. Feel free to visit, work on your current project or make some new friends on the drive down.
We will be stopping first at the Mission Mill Museum for a private, docent lead tour. There will be some walking during this part of our day, and it is a very old building with some uneven surfaces, so please do wear practical and comfortable shoes.
Next we will have a little time to spend at Teaselwick Yarns, located right there in the mill, where we will enjoy a 10% discount on our purchases.
Afterwards, we will head to Rafn’s for a wonderful lunch created by this lovely husband and wife team that specialize in locally sourced food. They have just renovated and this weekend is actually their grand re-opening! You will receive a lunch card when you sign in in the morning and now is the time to bring that out and put it at your place setting. Your meal and coffee, tea, iced tea or an Old Fashioned Soda are included with your ticket.
Then we are on to Tangled Purls for some more shopping. Tangled Purls has a huge shop sample display, with lots of patterns and a lot of local yarns.
Our next stop might be my favorite…we will be stopping for a cake and coffee break at Gerry Frank’s Konditorei. We will be taking our cake and coffee to go on the bus, but you will have 20+ choices for layer cake, plus cheesecake and cookies as well as some gluten free options. Your cake and a cup of coffee, tea or soda to go are all included in your ticket as well!
While we enjoy our treats, we will head to Apples to Oranges in Silverton for our last stop of the day. This shop also has many local hand dyers represented, as well as some gift items like Department 56. It is a cute little shop in their cute little downtown.
We will head for Wilsonville arriving back at the City Hall parking lot about 5 or 5:30pm.

The day was a lot of fun. And I’m tired. Here are my pictures. Enjoy!