Tuesday, August 9

vacation part 2: bend, or

The second week we drove down to beautiful Bend, Oregon and met up with the rest of the Shafer clan. Here are the highlights:

We stayed at the Eagle Crest Resort. We enjoyed their pools, tennis courts, raquetball courts, bikes, and wildlife (this deer kept coming up to our back porch and begging for... lettuce?).

One of the biggest highlights was meeting our sweet baby niece, Pepper. She's Ben and Whitney's first girl, and it's so fun to have a girl cousin for Addy to smother with love. Pepper is a teensy, easy-going baby, and we couldn't get enough of her!

We loved having all the cousins together

We played a lot of Just Dance on the Wii

We played at the Deschutes River

We toured a cute little chocolate factory in Bend (with delicious free samples)

We saw (and loved) HP

We checked out the gorgeous Metolius River

We saw acres and acres of burned trees on our drive. Crazy.

It was such a beautiful place (minus the fire-ravaged areas). We had a great time!


Karisa and John said...

Pepper. Huh. I like it!

CYD said...

daaang. the pacific northwest is pretty gorgeous isn't it. looks like a fun trip!

Alyson said...

Bend is one of my favorite places! We went every year with my family. LOvE that chocolate factory. Fun family times!