Lava River Cave at Newberry National Volcanic Monument – Bend, Oregon

Our trip to Bend, Oregon checked off 2 of our family bucket list places to visit: Crater Lake and Lava River Cave. We had visited Newberry National Volcanic Monument in May 2019, but were unable to tour the cave due to having very recently visited Pinnacles National Park โ€“ย California. To avoid the spread of disease … Continue reading Lava River Cave at Newberry National Volcanic Monument – Bend, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

We finally made it to Crater Lake National Park! This spot has been on our bucket list for almost 3 years. [Pardon me while I pat myself on the back for finally making it] At a max depth of 1,943 feet (592 meters), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the … Continue reading Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area – Trail, Oregon

On July 1st we headed out for a vacation in Bend, OR - unforeseeably the road trip was taking significantly longer than anticipated plus we had to reroute. We made an unexpected layover at Joseph Stewart State Park. Thank goodness we found a first come, first served site for the night. Site A23 was really … Continue reading Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area – Trail, Oregon

Happy New Yearโ€™s Eve! ๐ŸŽ‰

As 2019 comes to an end, we want to say "Thank you" to everyone who follows or visits our blog! Blogging would be so boring without you! Thank you for bringing joy to our journey with your prayers, love and support! 2019 started off pretty rocky for our family. Our lives were turned upside down … Continue reading Happy New Yearโ€™s Eve! ๐ŸŽ‰

House ๐Ÿก Hunting With Your Spouse After a Natural Disaster

If you read some of our recent posts, you saw that we recently visited Bend, Oregon. The purpose of our trip was to look at real estate. House hunting is not my favorite thing to do. It always seems like the perfect house is sitting out there, just outside of our price cap... If only … Continue reading House ๐Ÿก Hunting With Your Spouse After a Natural Disaster

Dutchman Flat Sno-Park โ›„๏ธ – Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

When Wanoga Sno-Park โ„๏ธ - Bend, Oregon didn't have enough snow to sled on Monday afternoon we headed further on up to Mt. Bachelor. Dutchman Flat Sno-Park is for snowmobiles and cross-country skiing, it is not designed for sledding but we had a marvelous time just the same!ย  Something about playing in the snow just … Continue reading Dutchman Flat Sno-Park โ›„๏ธ – Mt. Bachelor, Oregon

Old Mill District – Bend, Oregon – Looks Like Autumn ๐Ÿ‚

Walking around the Old Mill District in Bend, Oregon we were fascinated by the prints left by wet leaves on the sidewalk. Here are photos of the walking path along the banks of the Deschutes River. We even found a few leaf piles to toss around after dinner. Thank you for following us! Happy Autumn … Continue reading Old Mill District – Bend, Oregon – Looks Like Autumn ๐Ÿ‚

The Brown Owl ๐Ÿฆ‰- Bend, Oregon

This was a quirky restaurant. It was more like a food truck outside a pub. We had to ask if we could take the kids inside because by looking at it from the outside we weren't sure that we could! S and B figured this tree was at least 70-years-old when it was cut down. … Continue reading The Brown Owl ๐Ÿฆ‰- Bend, Oregon

Wanoga Sno-Park โ„๏ธ – Bend, Oregon

This past Sabbath we took the kiddos sledding.  We drove about 15 minutes into the mountains from Bend, Oregon to Wanoga Sno-Park.  There was a perfect sledding hill here.  Luckily Costco had put out their snow pants the day before and we found all the sizes we needed so everyone was appropriately suited up. This … Continue reading Wanoga Sno-Park โ„๏ธ – Bend, Oregon

Miyagi Ramen ๐Ÿœ – Bend, Oregon

We visited Miyagi Ramen in Bend Oregon for lunch on two different days during our visit. The kiddos got free ninja headbands with a symbol that means "certain victory". To start, we ordered these Japanese buns with tempura mushrooms and plum and sriracha sauces on the side. We all got super-delicious ramen. I don't think … Continue reading Miyagi Ramen ๐Ÿœ – Bend, Oregon