(This is Mark logged into Elaine’s account)
The first stop on our family trip to Oregon and Washington was to Bend and we got to stay with our good friends Tiffany & Dave who have lived there for about a year and a half. It was great to stay with friends, get tours and recommendations, and they even watched Mason for an evening and we were able to go to the Dechutes Brewery. In addition we got to see Lindsay, a former massage classmate of Elaine, and her family.
It was a beautiful time to visit Bend and I think we took advantage of our three nights in town. Tiffany took us to the parks, out to fun restaurants, and on a fun morning walk along the river (if you ask Elaine it was more of a hike). Trees were full of color- some looked on-fire with a deep red and aspen were still full of gold colored leaves.
Our final day in Bend started with a surprise… we woke up to snow! Elaine didn’t believe my observation, guess I can be a little sarcastic at times, but was over joyed to show Mason his first snow storm. We all quickly bundled up and went out to catch the biggest snow flakes I’ve EVER seen. Mason seemed a little confused at first but then seemed to catch on that being cold and wet by choice is a lot of fun.
Thanks again Tiffany & Dave! we had a great time and now we are off to Corvallis.
We took a ton of photos in Bend and here are a few…enjoy, Mark