What Did You Do on Your Summer Vacation?Sep 15, 2019
Remember way back when you were in school, and your summer vacation was over? It seems that each year a teacher would request that you write a report on “What did you do on your summer vacation?” It has been an extremely long time since those days, but maybe it’s time for another one of those report...
Dry River CanyonSep 03, 2018
To conclude Labor Day weekend, we headed over to Dry River Canyon (about 16 miles east of Bend) for an afternoon hike. It’s located just outside the boundary of Oregon Badlands Wilderness. The canyon is closed to visitors from Feb 1st to Aug 31st to protect nesting birds of prey. It was an enjoyable...
Tam McArthur Rim TrailJul 27, 2018
We took a drive up to Three Creeks Lake, Just north of Sisters, to check out the campgrounds today. We happened upon the Tam McArthur Rim trail and decided to take a hike. It was a great trail with lots of eye candy.
Steelhead FallsJul 06, 2018
Steelhead Falls, which is included in the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area, was on today's books.
VisitorsAug 30, 2017
We love when friends come to town for a visit and have been fortunate to have so many in our first year. It seems that we never get tired of acting as tour guides showing off our new home base. There is never a shortage of things to do or brewpubs to visit with so many festivals and outdoor activiti...
MIA in Bend?Mar 25, 2017
Things have been pretty quiet on this website lately. So, are we MIA? Well, sort of, and then, maybe we've been quite busy.
Crown Villa RV Resort, Oregon - 2016Nov 01, 2016
Top photo: Old Mill District on the Deschutes River.
"Home again... Chilling in Bend. Of all the places we've been, it always feels like coming home when we pull into Bend!"
Update: This post was first published on August 15th, when we arrived in Bend for our summer visit. We returned on November 1st for the winter.
Hiking South Sister, Bend, OregonSep 21, 2016
We enjoy hiking, and Bend offers plenty of options. We will add our hikes to this section and will first start with the South Sister hike.
South Sister Trail
Friday's hike (Sept. 16th) was a tad more challenging, to say the least, if not just downright difficult. But we did cover the twelve-mile...
Hosmer Lake, OregonSep 12, 2015
KAYAKING AT HOSMER LAKE
We had an enjoyable afternoon kayaking with our friends Tom & Alison, RV’ers that we met in Bend a year ago.
Worthy Brewing, Bend, OegonSep 11, 2015
Our first fresh-hopped brew of the 2015 season!
Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OregonAug 21, 2015
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.
Crown Villa RV Resort, Oregon (2015)Aug 14, 2015
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."
Out of Town FolksOct 01, 2014
It's fun to have visitors from out of town. While we were in Bend, Diana's brother Al, Robt's son, and daughter Travis & Sarah came to town for a visit. Also, friends Mirela, Julia (not pictured), Ann and Craig.
Crown Villa RV Resort, Oregon (2014)Sep 24, 2014
Top Photo: Diana playing on stage at the Les Schwab Amphitheater.
It looks like this will be home until at least September 11th, if not longer.
Exploring China Hat RoadSep 05, 2014
⚠️ Update 2022 —
This area has changed since our original post in September 2014, particularly the section nearest Bend. Unfortunately, the homeless in old dilapidated RVs now have illegal encampments in the China Hat road area. Lots of trash and possibly a more significant risk of crime. We don't recommend dispersed camping here, and beware of your surroundings when hiking. It's a shame how they are trashing an area that was quite scenic.
Early Thursday afternoon on September 5, 2014, we decided to hop into the car and do a little auto touring to see what we could find. We planned to take China Hat Road, from Bend, into Deschutes National Forest's eastern side.
Bend BrewsAug 31, 2014
Pics in collage (clockwise): Deschutes Brewery & Public House, Sisters Fresh Hop Fest, Rat Hole Brewing, Crux Fermentation Project, Silver Moon Brewing.
With 18 brewers and brewpubs in Bend, you never have to go far to find a good brew.
Jeld-Wen Family Stay Park, OregonAug 17, 2014
Top Photo: Stalker on his favorite spot on the dash, wondering what happened to Diana.
"A wonderful option for those who live in an RV while a family member is at St. Charles Medical Center."
Top Photo: Deschutes River trail in Bend.
Enjoying a week in Bend at Crown Villa RV Resort! Very nice! After the week is up, we head back to Thousand Trails near Sunriver.
Bend Oregon - Our First ImpressionJun 10, 2012
Top Photo: Deschutes River in La Pine State Park