We met in kindergarten in 1971, attended school together through high school, and were always friends. After high school we both pursued dreams. Darryl went to USC/ROTC and continued in the Navy for 23 years. Amy moved to Hawaii. We both married and had families then found ourselves single again. Our paths crossed several times over the years at reunions and such and in 2014 we reconnected through the wonder of the internet and were married in 2015 right here on Whiskey Hill. We were living in Virginia and dreaming of the day we would move back to Oregon to be near our loved ones.
During one of our visits home, we learned Whiskey Hill Store was going to be available to purchase. (Honestly, it was all Darryl’s idea.) It took two full years of investigation, planning, phone calls, and emails. It is a very long story, filled with the grace of God and many miracles, but in the fall of 2019, we became what we like to call the ‘stewards’ of this little piece of Oregon history. We are honored to care for her and this property.