1. I decided that for this year's trip to the Wildhorse Casino and Resort that I didn't want to hang out on the casino floor or in the casino bar for most of the day, especially since I had the use of Mom's Malibu. So, I did a little bit of research and learned that the Hermiston Brewing Company is housed in a sports bar named Nookie's right there in Hermiston. So, Terry and I went on a little road trip to Hermiston and each drank a flight of samplers and we were both very happy with the tasty and various beers brewed at the Hermiston Brewing Company.
2. Pendleton has a brewery, too, in a pub, The Prodigal Son. I'd been there once before and Terry and I stopped in on our way back to the Wildhorse. We each had a couple samples of beer. We enjoyed the place a lot and didn't think the beer was quite as good as the Hermiston beers, but I know I'd go back. In fact, if I get to go to Pendleton again next year, I will be back.
3. Terry bought a bottle of single malt scotch aged in port casks and we each had a wee bit before Ed, Mike, Terry, and I met at the Plateau, the nice restaurant at the casino, and each enjoyed a Pendleton Whiskey Steak -- a 10 oz New York strip, blackened with pepper and served with broccoli and mashed potatoes. It was the best steak I'd ever eaten in my life -- or, at least, that's how it seemed as I slowly made my way through my meal.