Monday, September 14, 2009

The end of our trip...Beautiful Bend Oregon

We set off for Bend Oregon on Friday September 11th for a weekend stay with Dad & Dawn. Before we left we had to tour the Whitman College Campus and find Sigma Chi, where our friend Kevin once called home.

The ride to Bend was uneventful, but once there...ahhh, relaxing! After unpacking we settled in the back patio with a bottle of wine and conversation with Dad & Dawn.

That evening we dined at Zydeco Kitchen & Cocktails, a from-scratch kitchen focused on freshness & quality ingredients. When possible their foods are organic & hormone-free. Each of our plates were equally delicious.


From there we went to Mc Menamin's Old St. Francis School. The Old St. Francis School has undergone a transformation from 1936 Catholic schoolhouse to fun destination hotel complete with classrooms-turned-lodging rooms, a pub, brewery and bakery, a movie theater, private meeting and event space and a awesome soaking pool! We settle in at Mc Menamin's Pub, O'Kanes, for a pint or two to cap off the evening.

Saturday was a fun filled day of kayaking and paddle boarding at Elk Lake on Mt. Bachelor. What a gorgeous day! The sun was out, the water refreshing, and the company spectacular! Stella followed Jessie's lead and tried her paws at Kayaking. Not quite her thing but she enjoyed it!


Tired from the sun and Friday nights activity, we got our second wind and cracked open a bottle of Washington wine and changed for dinner at Joolz, a Middle Eastern Restaurant with Central Oregon influences, featuring Meza Plates, Flatbread Pizza, Wonderful Mediterranean Salads, Kebabs and Ribs, Elk Burgers, Falafel and yummy Desserts. After dinner we went home and opened a bottle of wine, say on the the upper deck and watched the Oregon night sky....a perfect ending to a wonderful night.

Sunday it was time to pack and say good bye to Dad & Dawn and head back home to Sacramento. It was hard to call an end to our Travels with Stella Pacific Northwest Road Trip, but as they say..."all good things must come to an end." We have great memories and fabulous pictures to keep the trip fresh in our minds.

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