I’ve returned from our trip to Central Oregon, mainly around Bend, but we took some side trips that were well worth it. We had never visited this part of Oregon and now we’re thinking it might be an option for retirement (not too soon, unfortunately). 🙂 The entire surrounding area was beautiful. Again, these photos were taken from my iPhone and I took almost 300. The joy (or not) of digital! Anyway, my husband and I are still going through and deleting many! We had a lot of fun in the sun and outdoors, but one highlight was our Class 3 white water rafting trip. I was a rookie and LOVED IT! I haven’t received those photos, yet, so if they’re good I may share a few in another post.
We made a friend and she decided to rest
in front of our deck
Crater Lake National Park – Mt Mazama erupted 7700 years ago,
collapsing the mountain, creating the caldera.
Precipitation formed the lake
and seepage kept it from overflowing.
This is the basic information
we learned and photos don’t do it justice as it
is absolutely stunning
Wizzard Island in Crater Lake:
a series of smaller eruptions over the next several hundred years
formed several cinder cones on the caldera floor.
The highest of these cones,
the only one to rise above the current lake level, is Wizard Island
Crater Lake Lodge, opened in 1915. Gorgeous!
Since the elevation at Crater Lake is over 6,100 feet,
we were able to play in some snow and
make funny faces, too! 🙂
Supermoon over the condos and through the trees
This is one of many sunsets I captured
Beautiful and Serene Suttle Lake
Beautiful, hand carved lodge door at Suttle Lake
Evening walk, watching another sunset
We had thunder storms the weekend we arrived
and several fires were started due to lightning.
The latter part of the week was pretty smokey
and it was sad to think of all the acres that
had burned and homes that were lost
Another sunset; can you tell I love sunsets? 🙂
Water fun on the Deschutes River
Famous Three Sisters: Three volcanic peaks of the
Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range in OR.
Mirror Pond on Deschutes River
Mirror Pond again…
Hiking along the river
Heading home with Mt Shasta in our view
I hope you enjoyed these and weren’t too bored. I also hope last week was a good one for you and now I have to “try” and catch up on reading your posts.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week! ♥
Lauren Scott © 2014
36 thoughts on ““Around the Bend” (Photos)”
great photos – wish you would have invited me!
Thanks, John, how about next time? 🙂
Yes Oregon and Washington State are outstanding beauty spots in the US, and there are many of them. Thanks for sharing your trip in picture.
They sure are and I’m glad you enjoyed these, Ian…
Lovely photos. I’m glad you enjoyed yourselves.
Thanks Joe, we really did and white water rafting photos are coming soon. 🙂
These are gorgeous Lauren. So glad you had a good time
Thanks so much, Al, it was a great trip. I’ll be posting white water rafting photos soon, too! 🙂
Ooooh I look forward to seeing them
I think I can see why you are thinking of retiring there. 🙂
It’s very tempting, Ben, I only wish retirement was just around the corner. 🙂
Wow Lauren! What an amazing trip for you! I don’t blame you for wanting to keep clicking! All of the photos are amazing. Love them all, and its lovely to have you back again. ❤️ Xx
Thanks so much, Chris, it was a beautiful area and there is so much beauty to see not only in the world but in the USA. Of course, I would love to visit your neck of the woods someday and it’s on my bucket list.. I hope it gets checked off! 🙂 And thanks for your warm welcome, too. Hugs and love to you! ♥
Hi Lauren, How wonderful you took the camera to capture all of these moments! I love sunsets too 🙂 Oh the photo of the deer has me smiling — many hugs!
I don’t leave home without my camera, Christy. Taking photos has always been a fun hobby even though I’m not a pro! 🙂 Cheers to sunsets! I couldn’t get enough of them! We have deer at home but they’re not tame. They run away so when we saw these deer just hanging around, it was pretty amazing. Hugs and much love to you, too!
Beautiful looks really pretty and peaceful.
Thanks, Kim, it was beyond beautiful. I’m glad we had the chance to see it. Now to tackle more items on my bucket list. 🙂
Oh, I can see how someone would want to live there …forever! I’m thinking, why can’t we live our lives in the places we love and exactly as we’d like to until we are 60-70 and then start working?! 😉 We are also thinking of moving to the country but it’s going to take years probably…
Beautiful photos, Lauren! 🙂
I’ve often thought the same thing, Marina! 🙂 I know, I wish retirement was a little closer than it is right now. Oh well, it’s something to look forward to and this area is a definite option. There’s also no sales tax in OR and they pump gas for you. It’s against the law to pump it yourself. The reason is it creates more jobs. California is quite the opposite. We’ve lived here all our lives, but we probably won’t want to stay in the golden years. 🙂 Thanks for your complement and I’m glad you enjoyed these. I’ll be posting white water rafting pics soon, too! xoxo
It was very nice to see all those places you visited! Some stunning scenery and sunsets. I bet you both enjoyed it very much.
Thanks, Binky, I’m glad you enjoyed them. We had a wonderful time and yes, there was so much beauty in that area. I just posted rafting photos on fb in case Peter is interested. 🙂
Wow, gorgeous photos, Lauren! Glad to know that you had a great time 🙂
Thanks so much, Miwako! I’m happy you enjoyed these, too! 🙂
Beautiful photos! Great to see that you enjoyed your trip!
Thanks so much, Iris! It was a great week, but now back to work! 🙂 Have a good day!
Nice pics and thanks for sharing 🙂
Such a gorgeous landscape! Beautifully capture Lauren.
Thanks so much, Madhu. There is so much beauty all around us. We just need time and money to see it all! 🙂
Such gorgeous photos Lauren!! I’ve been there only once a long time ago, sad really as I lived so long in Portland so was about 5(ish?) hours north. So happy you had a great time! 🙂
Thanks so much, Christina! It’s funny how we’re more eager to travel further than shorter distances. 🙂 There are places around us that we’ve never been to either, so you’re not alone. I’m glad you enjoyed and I hope you’re able to check out my next post about the white water rafting and our worst enemy, fear! 🙂 Take care! xx
Bored??? I THINK NOT! How fabulous. I am so thrilled for you!
Well, you just never know if boredom will set in and I’m glad it didn’t for you, Kathryn! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to view these! Have a great evening, too! xoxo
I had a lovely holiday with you Lauren. XX Virginia
Thanks, I’m glad you did, Virginia! xx
Yes I can tell you love Sunsets.. but oh my what amazing pictures and scenes you have captured.. Did that snowball land a hit is what I want to know? LOL..
Enjoy your day xox Hugs Sue