August 8, 2017

Bend, I missed you

Andrew had to work in Bend last week and I got to tag along. If you haven't heard of Bend before it's a beautiful town in Central Oregon where it rains less, but sure snows a lot in winter. :) My favorite part about Bend is being able to go to the Smith Rock State Park. It's probably best known for its rock climbing- the tuff and basalt cliffs of Smith Rock are perfect for climbers of any skill level and style. Today, there are about 1800 different climbing routes on the rock, ranging from beginner-level to cutting-edge, so it's always fun to watch climbers tackling some of the more challenging courses.  

This week we got lucky to come to Bend during the first Friday - when local galleries open their doors and artists set up working spaces outside for everyone's entertainment. And every time I visit I catch myself thinking about how fun it would be to live there. If only the ocean were closer! Maybe one day we get our own airplane so trips to the coast and to Russia wouldn't be a problem. We'll see ;)