Luz Escalante

Waitress at Ixtapa

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

My family moved here when I was a child.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Veg Out. I love their salads.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I have kids, so I keep pretty busy spending time with them. Right now I’ve been helping them a lot with homework. I am ready to call in a substitute!

What surprises you about Hermiston?

Right now, their support for Ixtapa and other businesses. People have been very supportive of our local businesses during this time.

What was the last book you read?

I read “Diary of A Wimpy Kid” with my fourth-grader. Does that count?

What website or app do you use most other than Facebook?


If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Mexico, for sure, to visit my hometown.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Probably when I asked someone if they are pregnant, and they’re not. I’ve done that a few times. I always tell myself I won’t do that again.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

Fitness. I want to get toned, exercise more and eat healthier.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

That would be my kids right now. I have a daughter who is a junior, about to be a senior. Her grades, her behavior, everything. ... I’m very proud.

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