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Cascade Lakes

Mon 31-May-2021 Oregon, Travel |

Amanda had Memorial Day off so she went with us out west from Bend on the Cascade Lakes highway. Amanda was driving her RAV-4 and we our van until we arrived at Little... more

Desert camping

Sat 29-May-2021 Oregon, Travel |

For the Memorial Day weekend we planned to camp with Amanda and Brian’s friends Kate and Dylan at a secluded spot on the Silver Lake Reservoir. Unfortunately when we... more

Lovely lava

Wed 26-May-2021 Oregon, Travel |

We headed south from Bend in the morning.  After a few housekeeping chores we headed  to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument.  Here we can see the flows and cinders... more

Bend Oregon

Mon 24-May-2021 Oregon, Travel |

Route 20 to Bend is a 65-mph road through desert and mountains which took us directly to Bend. Along much of the road there are no homes or services. At one point we... more

Owyhee River Valley

Sun 23-May-2021 Oregon, Travel |

From Willard Bay we headed north into Idaho. Most of the terrain was desert-like but some valleys contained rivers where there was a surprising amount of agriculture... more

West Lafayette to Willard, UT

Sat 22-May-2021 Travel, Utah |

We left home on May 19 — headed west to visit our daughter in Bend OR.  We decided to take I-80 west as it is the route we have taken the least in the past... more