#OptOutside in the Willamette Valley

Although I can't help but do some "After Thanksgiving Friday" sales in my shop, we decided to take a break from all of the shopping and actually #OptOutside instead.  If you haven't heard of this new hashtag, it's from REI  to get people to stop shopping on the Friday after Thanksgiving and get outside instead.  We took advantage of the day and headed out to McDowell Creek Falls for the afternoon.  It was a bit chilly, but so pretty.  The water was flowing pretty strong because of the rain we've had lately.


Rock stairs and wooden handrails leading down the side of the mountain.





Such a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy what's right in our own backyard.  I hope you decided to avoid the Friday hustle and participated in REI's #OptOutside.  

Remember, you can get outside anytime.  You don't have to wait for a promotion, or a once-a-year time.  There's all sorts of adventures waiting, so #OptOutside once or twice a week.  Or more! 

Remember too, The Saturday after Thanksgiving is always Small Business Saturday, so help support small businesses in your own area and give back to your community.  If you live in or around the Willamette Valley of Oregon, or want to help out a small business, don't forget about The Peppermint Bee Farm.  The Peppermint Bee also participated in Good Karma Sales this year. (We are listed as number 11 from the bottom)  We sent 50% of our sales from Friday until Monday to a local charity.  If you want to know more about this, please inbox me, or visit The Wild Unknown.

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