“Around the Bend” (Photos)

 Hi All!

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. 

decorated skyAirplane Art

deer in front of deckWe made a friend and she decided to rest
in front of our deck

IMG_3284Resort horses

IMG_3317Crater 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
IMG_3314Wizzard 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

IMG_3339Crater Lake Lodge, opened in 1915. Gorgeous!

IMG_3346Since the elevation at Crater Lake is over 6,100 feet,
we were able to play in some snow and
make funny faces, too! 🙂
super moon through the condosSupermoon over the condos and through the trees
IMG_3371This is one of many sunsets I captured
IMG_3378Beautiful and Serene Suttle Lake

IMG_3400Beautiful, hand carved lodge door at Suttle Lake
IMG_3406Evening walk, watching another sunset

IMG_3412We 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

IMG_3421Another sunset; can you tell I love sunsets? 🙂
old mill district in bend, Deschutes riverWater fun on the Deschutes River

IMG_3471Famous Three Sisters: Three volcanic peaks of the
Cascade Volcanic Arc and the Cascade Range in OR.

IMG_3479Mirror Pond on Deschutes River
IMG_3488Mirror Pond again…

river walk through resort 2Hiking along the river

IMG_3503Heading 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)

    1. 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! ♥

    1. 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!

  1. 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! 🙂

    1. 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

    1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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! 🙂

    1. 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

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