Monday, December 28, 2009
HEAVEN ON EARTH
One of the great things about living your life out on the road is finding little gems of places to check out on your travels. I have caught a glimpse of the "Heaven on Earth" restaurant tucked snugly amongst pine trees many time on our travels on Interstate 5, and even noticed that there was a large dirt lot big enough for big rigs. But what really got my attention was the proclamation on their building of being the "home of the famous cinnamon rolls". All Craig and I needed was a trip that had some time built into it for us to stop and check it out, and Sunday was the day.Heaven on Earth restaurant is located off Interstate 5, at exit 86, in Quines Creek, Oregon. They do a brisk business on Sundays and we had to find a table in their overflow area, but not before being shown the multitude of bakery items they had for sale, and the array of free samples they had out to taste. We were not deterred by temptation and decided to partake in a late breakfast, but what we really wanted was one of those famous cinnamon rolls.We had a great breakfast, while enjoying the scenic views out the window, and when it was time to pay the check, we allowed ourselves to drool over all the baked goods. One of the employees had just finished ladling a heaping amount of icing on a cinnamon roll as I said to her that we would take that very one with us to go. Now this is where I will do my best to describe this cinnamon roll. I truly believe it could feed a small family. It measured at least 5 inches tall and about 6 inches square. It was the biggest cinnamon roll I have ever seen in person.Toting it to the truck took some effort, but Craig was able to hoist it into the truck to keep it safe until later in the evening when we would delve into it's gooey goodness. Just in case you don't believe me about just how big this thing was, take a look at the picture I took just before we left.