A few beautiful days in Bend

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.

During a quick stop to fill up our tank, this handsome guy washed our windshield.

During a quick stop to fill up our tank, this handsome guy washed our windshield.

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 50s. But the sunshine there makes it nice and comfortable as long as it’s not too windy.

A few beautiful days in Bend! Our motorhome camping trip to Bend, Oregon

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