Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The beautiful Pacific Northwest

I know, we grew up here, but it still takes our breath away! The blue skies, the Cascade Mountain Range, the cold nights/warm days, and the wonderful smell of pine trees - everywhere!

We left Alameda on July 16, but didn't make it very far. We spent the night in Redding, where the temps were 100 plus - but it was a dry heat - hah! We did a quick tour of the Sundial Bridge - pretty cool.

Right now - we are in Sunriver, Oregon, staying at Phil and Danette's cabin on the Deschutes river. It is beautiful and we are enjoying all of the amenities.

Phil and Danette joined us for the weekend and we spent the days exploring. We rented bikes and had a great time racing (hah) to the nearest watering hole. They have some wonderful bike trails that take you around the golf courses, the river, and the beautiful homes.

We drove up to the Newberry Volcano - Paulina Peak to check out the volcano, caldera, and the lakes. It is a pretty amazing place.

Also, a wonderful view of the waterfalls.

I have to say, there is lots to see in Central Oregon. You should check it out.

We have also been exploring the brewpubs - it is true! The Pacific Northwest is famous for its brewpubs. There is 4 here in Bend. Beers are good, but the food is amazing.

We will be hanging here until July 26. Next stop is Tri-Cities, Washington. Upcoming events: a visit from Doug's family, a Warren family reunion, and a fishing trip to Ocean Shores. Can't beat that!


Ana said...

Is the picture of the three muscrats at Phil and Danette's cabin? That looks beautiful!

Ness, Eric and Gavin said...

ah. now I am homesick. I miss the snow covered mountains-all year long, and the run-off they bring; it is always so darn dry here! See ya Saturday.