Tuesday, October 23, 2012


We continued our journey south to Oregon.  We stayed for a week at Champoeg State Park, south of Portland.  While there, we caught up with some friends (our first time hanging out with friends since our trip began) who took us out for the day to help celebrate Travis' birthday.  We visited the Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, which houses the Spruce Goose.  Abigayle enjoyed the museum, but it was even more fun because she had friends to share a child's point of view with.  Our good fortunes with the weather also ran out in Portland, as we endured biblical rains for several days.  Finally escaping the weather, we headed east to Bend, OR.

Bend was one of the places Travis was looking very forward to visiting.  We setup camp for a week in Tumalo Falls State Park, and spent nearly every day exploring the mountain biking in the area.  Our friends from Portland came down for a day of riding and playing, and we enjoyed a great dinner and brew at the Deschutes Brewery.

Sadly, we had to leave Bend and cross back over the Cascade mountains before a big snowstorm hit.  On our way, we drove through Crater Lake National Park and had an exciting time driving the RV on the snowy roads.  We camped for a couple nights at Valley of the Rogue State Park while waiting out the remnants of the storm.  Our next destination is the Redwood forests of northern California!

Welcome to Oregon.
Campsite in Bend.
Resting at Farewell Bend Park.
Walking bridge at Drake Park.
Abigayle and Travis riding the Deschutes River Trail in Bend.
Catching air on a unicycle, crazy!
Welcome art at the Bend Park and Recreation Office.
Trail art on Phil's Trail.
Abigayle's leaf bouquet.
Giddy-up dino!
Great friends from the
Portland area who drove 3 hours to visit us in Bend!!
Deschutes Brewery after a hard day of playing!
Heading up towards Crater Lake, road conditions are getting slick.
Roads are pretty nasty now, but the RV did fine.
Abigayle gets to eat an icicle.
Crater Lake.
Crater Lake.

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