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






4 comments:

Megan said...

Oh, Bend!! I have so many great memories there. Love the light and perspective in your last image!

Grandpa Bill said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! Your pictures underscore how spoiled we are to live in the most beautiful place on earth!

Sophie said...

beautiful ! I love yours pictures ;)

Cathy said...

You live in a gorgeous place!

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