My Mom, Dad, and younger brother, Joel, came to Portland last week to visit. We ate more food than I want to think about, caught my Mom up on the new episodes of Mad Men, and spent a lot of time just cruising around Portland, ducking into record shops. We also spent a few days in Bend, Oregon. None of us had been before, and I found a fantastic little ranch for us to stay at, complete with horses and chickens.
On the way to Bend, we stopped at a viewpoint. I believe it was called PG Ogden State Viewpoint, but don’t hold me to that. See the teeeeeeny-tiny little guys in orange vests on the left? Yes, being on this huge bridge made me a bit nervous.
Once we got to the ranch and settled in for the evening, Rob ran up the driveway and caught a few pictures of our neighbors.
HA! Get it? Neigh-bors?
That was terrible, I admit it.
Our next full day was spent hiking around Smith Rock State Park. I can’t even tell you how awesome it was. In fact, here are lots of pictures, because I think this beauty is hard to describe.
This climber made me really nervous. We all stopped and watched her, holding our breath that she wouldn’t slip!
Have you been on any great trips in the PNW? If so, what’s your favorite place? I’m already trying to plan out our next adventure!