From the Road

Deschutes Brewery Tour.

This is our fourth summer to visit Bend, but our first to take the tour of Deschutes Brewery. In the past, we’ve made a point of visiting their Public House in downtown Bend, which began brewing in 1988. Construction on the main brewing facility began in 1993.

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Top Photo: Bend Brewfest at the Les Schwab Amphitheater in the Old Mill District. The iconic smokestacks in the background were once part of the original Powerhouse building at the mill. That space is now occupied by REI.

"Ten months later, we find ourselves back in Bend, OR. We are now officially on vacation for the next couple of months."

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This BLM campground is a couple hours east of Bend, OR. Right now the lake is so low that the dock and boat ramp no longer reach the water, resulting in a very empty campground.

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Top Photo: Spectacular views in the area.

"Driveway surfing in Boise. We spent a wonderful evening visiting with our old friends, Bob & Charlene, who once lived Austin but moved to this area a few years ago."

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Found a nice camp site with a great view nestled in between the lava rocks at Craters of the Moon National Monument.

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"After a short drive from West Yellowstone, MT, we decided to spend a couple of nights in Pocatello, to see friends. Looking forward to visiting with them & exploring the area."

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"The RV gods took care of us here. The place was full at noon — who would have guessed? A nice couple flagged us down & offered us their site as they were leaving a day early."

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We needed a spot for just one night & decided to stop at Cracker Barrel. They had 5 RV spot that were in a pleasant setting. Plus the next morning we had a delicious breakfast.

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