I was blessed to have a week of vacation with my family at the end of August. As a former coastline dweller, it is important to me to get some salt air in my lungs, feel some sand between my toes, a hear some sea life. It was a great trip to the beach! But then we were doubly blessed to spend some time over the mountains in the Bend area.
In case you are from some other place in the world, let this native Oregonian tell you a truth. There is something about this place. Trust me, it’s a beautiful and diverse place. Back in my Minnesota days, oh how I missed the mountains! Let me tell you, my heart got happier as soon as I saw Mt. Hood over the wing of the plane.
Anyway, it’s pretty great here. And there’s lots of things to do and see, especially if you like the great outdoors. Continue reading