22 July 2010

Bend, Oregon

You have seen what the highways looked like along our trip so I thought I'd give you a little glimpse into the city of Bend. Of course, I'm not going to do the city any justice at all because we were only there one evening so my photos are limited to Old Town.

We met Paul and walked through the old section of Bend along the Deschutes River. The weather was perfect, warm and sunny. It does get hotter and it does get quite cold in the winter in Bend and the wind blows too much for Jack's likes. (not mine! I love the wind.)
My first priority was to get a beer. We had appetizers and good beer at the Deschutes Brewery.

I was checking out the artwork in a gallery when I spotted this cat curled up in the window.

Cool sidewalks and shadows.

Something our little town lacks greatly....art.

The painting on this building sucked me in; then I noticed the door to nowhere.


We found an outdoor market along the river. I thought I'd been transported to France with these delicious breads.

Flower baskets hung at all the street corners.

Although Paul was in town for a convention of  BMW motorcycles, (6,000 of them!), I found these Harleys lined up worthy of a photo.

For all the real scoop on Bend, click HERE.


communications said...

Thanks for linking to our website. For more on what to do in Bend, check out www.visitbend.com. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

-City of Bend

Meg said...

What great photos! I might add that walking a lot and eating well (avoiding diabetes) is further advised, because you can't just have a beer once you get it. Here I am in Germany in record breaking heat and I have to say "nein danke", no thanks. Oh well cold water quenches thirst too. Love you. Meg