Sunday, March 16, 2008

A symbol of one of the secret ingredients rests outside the building

Outside the Tillamook County Fairgrounds rests a symbol of one of the things the area is best known for--cheese. That's a giant baby loaf of Tillamook medium cheddar cheese in the grassy circle surrounded by National Guard vehicles. And how about that American flag, flying high over the whole thing? Neat.

As Mama and I left the fairgrounds after the Chef's Blackbox Cooking Competition, I noticed that cheese and pulled into the next driveway so that I could walk back and get these photos.

Lamont's efforts, and those of his brother Leland, were judged second to his competitor's at the competition. All of us took the decision in stride. We went over there to have a great time, and we did--even the guys who worked creatively hard at something they love to do.

Stay tuned. I have loads of photos to look through and details to get straight with the guys so that I can post them for you in the next day or so.


Jim said...

I think Lamont and Leland were winners just getting the opportunty.

Now about that cheese......Is it sitting on its side? It does not look like an entire full block. Did you look at the cheese then look at Mama and say, who cut the cheese? Can I get a rim shot please?

WendyB said...

That's a lot of cheese! My dogs would be ecstatic.

Chris said...

Oh, how cool. I love Food Network, Top Chef, Iron Chef, and on and on and on. I agree with Jim. . .They were winners just to be there!

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau, Alaska!
I remember visiting the Tillamook Cheese Factory as a child. YUMMY!
I'd love to go back and visit someday. The Oregon coast is such a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Sorry to hear Lamont & Leland didn't win. That piece of cheese is sure well guarded by all those armored vehicles. Glad to hear Mama and Flat Stanley are doing well.

George Townboy said...

Jim set the tone up there ... they were winners! And besides, they have a great Mom.