Beautiful Bend – Again!

“I am living out my adolescent dream of travel and adventure.”   T. Cahill

For the past two days we’ve explored more of Bend, Oregon with our good friends Jane and Bob, who joined us from their San Francisco summer home.

NOT SO WILD HORSES AND THE SISTERS MOUNTAINS

NOT SO WILD HORSES AT THE SISTERS MOUNTAINS

We celebrated Bob’s birthday with a bit of a Kiawah reunion at Elevation, an excellent restaurant run by the students at the Cascade Culinary Institute.  During the day, we hiked the famous Smith Rock, home to some very adventurous rock climbers.

REFLECTIONS, SMITH ROCK

REFLECTIONS, SMITH ROCK

BETTER YOU THAN ME, SMITH ROCK

BETTER YOU THAN ME, SMITH ROCK

We drove the gorge at Bowman’s Dam and then played golf at Brasada Ranch Resort, where the mountains were beautiful to see and difficult to putt :-).  We also enjoyed a terrific meal at Zydeco here in town.  All in all, a wonderful few days made better by the company of good friends.

In closing, here are some additional scenes of our adventures in Bend.

ONE OF BEND'S MANY WATERFALLS

TUMALO WATERFALL

RAFTING THE DESCHUTES RIVER

RAFTING THE DESCHUTES RIVER

CRAZY RAFTER, DESCHUTES RIVER

CRAZY RAFTER, DESCHUTES

DESCHUTES CLASS IV RAPIDS, DONNA'S NIGHTMARE

DESCHUTES CLASS IV RAPIDS, DONNA’S WORST NIGHTMARE

HANGING JUNIPER

HANGING JUNIPER BRANCHES

DILLON FALLS

DILLON FALLS

OLD GROWTH JUNIPER

OLD GROWTH JUNIPER

ABSTRACT, OLD GROWTH JUNIPER

ABSTRACT, OLD GROWTH JUNIPER

That’s it for now; see you next time!

I SEE YOU SEEING ME

I SEE YOU SEEING ME

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