Tag Archives: Bend

Grab a pencil and check off the list

We’ve traveled (a lot) and know some places (not usually on most people’s radar) that deserve a big shiny star for making their town a better place to be (and worthy of a visitor stopping by). Case in point: Everett, … Continue reading

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Our rainy day activity

A forecast of rain on our last day in Bend, moved us to head for the High Desert Museum. We admit that, after years of living near the Smithsonian with its many museums in Washington, DC, we had doubts that … Continue reading

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High lakes, low temperature

We studied historic weather patterns and tried (our hardest!) to choose locations with warm, sunny, and dry conditions. Bend is in Oregon’s high desert plateau, and the weather in May was supposed to be just what we like: 65 degrees … Continue reading

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The continuing drama on the river

Our walks along the river turned into a daytime drama. Every day a new aspect of the story unfolded, and it’s gotten to a point where we can’t wait to take our next walk to see what’s happened since we … Continue reading

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pole pedal paddle

The relay race was on in Bend, Oregon! We missed the first three legs of the race, which started with a sprint up a hill, followed by participants donning skis and then skiing down LeeWay Run on Mt. Bachelor. That’s … Continue reading

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Northwest forest

Volcanoes and forests greeted us as we crossed the state line from California into Oregon. The past months we traveled the length of arid California. We got an immediate change of scenery as we drove into the Pacific Northwest forest. … Continue reading

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