A few beautiful days in Bend

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Ahh, Bend. If you’ve ever visited this lovely high desert paradise and not thought to yourself that you could live there, I’m not sure if we can be friends anymore.

We loaded up the dogs and Fleetwood Mac and made the beautiful three and a half hour drive through the woods and the Santiam Pass.

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The weather was going to be a wee bit chilly in Bend, with night time temps creeping into the upper 20s and daytime highs in the low fifties. But the sunshine there makes it nice and comfortable as long as it’s not too windy.

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We stayed at Tumalo State Park. Like most of the Oregon Parks that we’ve stayed at, it’s incredibly clean and well maintained. There are several beautiful trails along the water, and during peak season there is an amazing playground.

Best of all, the park is just a short drive from downtown Bend. With tons of cute shopping and dining options, it’s an amazing way to spend a few hours. We stopped in at Silver Moon Brewing, which is my new favorite spot. The pub food was good and the beer was delicious. If you happen to be in soon, try the Contrarium. I promise you won’t regret it.

Bend is beautiful