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... only thing I cared about was the pancakes! Delish! After brunch, we picked up some groceries and headed back home. In the car, I couldn't keep my eyes open. I needed to take a nap, so when we did get home, I passed out for a couple of hours. Looking back on it, I realize that the trip has finally caught up with me. Since I have been to Bend many times before, slept in the exact ...
... around town when a sudden storm came in. The thunder and lightning was enough of an excuse for us to post up at McMenamins for the rest of the day and evening. We had Thai food for Owens almost birthday dinner and listen to some live music back at the hotel.
July 3rd; Happy Birthday Morning Owen!!! Now let's load the car and hit the road, so we can get to the Bordner's in Boise by dinner time : )
We made it to Bend, Oregon. Just a couple of hours to Ashland where the trip (almost) officially comes to a close; however, the Adventure has just begun!
It isn't worth trying to fully catch this blog up since the last time I posted. We have gone from Washington D.C., New York City, Maine, Vermont, Canada, Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho, and now Oregon. A long month to say the least, but so far my absolute favorite.
... Depending on where you viewed the falls from, the lowest section may or may not be visible. In the pool at the base of the middle section, there was a log floating in the water that was caught in a vortex and swirling around and around and around. We stopped here for a bit to take some pictures, and then started hiking back on the North Fork Trail. When we were almost back to the trailhead, we turned onto the Bridge Creek Trail. This ...
... that "this is what summer is like in central Oregon" - noted! Luckily we snagged a room at Super 8 on the edge of Bend just after midnight. It was the only smoking room on the floor so it smells a bit like smoke...but hey, at least there is breakfast in the morning!
Chat soon! Unfortunately no pictures because I realized I forgot the cord to plug in my camera at home...hopefully we can track one down in San Francisco tomorrow.