28 July 2013

camping trip in bend, oregon

Tumalo Falls

Bridge over the Deschutes River between Drake Park and Harmon Park

SUPers (stand up paddlers) on the Deschutes
We just got back from four days in Bend, Oregon. I'd been camping there a few times as a kid, but it's been 20 years since my last visit. Bend is a beautiful place, and we loved every bit of our trip. It was hot, being mid-July, but there were plenty of places to cool off. Most everyone headed to the river to stay cool—on SUP boards, tubes, and kayaks. We visited a few breweries (10 Barrel being our favorite, by far!), had sushi, enjoyed quality museum time, and spent lots of time relaxing at the campsite. I'm glad we're home, but part of me wishes we could go back.
The fantastic High Desert Museum

Gorgeous views of Mt. Bachelor and Sisters from Lava Butte/Newberry National Volcanic Monument

One of many ground squirrels plotting which campsite to raid for nibbles

Photogenic juniper trees

Serious campers serve wine in a measuring cup.

10 Barrel Brewing sampler