Weekly Challenge – Tour Guide

Tour-Guide:  Bend, Oregon

I have lived in several places that have been beautiful. First was my home town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Second was Honolulu, Hawaii. I now live in Bend, Oregon and it is an incredibly gorgeous place to live.

Old Mill at Sunrise
Old Mill at Sunrise
Sparks Lake
Sparks Lake
Balloons over the Deschutes River
Balloons over the Deschutes River
Mount Bachelor Sunset
Mount Bachelor Sunset
Tumalo Falls
Tumalo Falls

Bend is located in central Oregon on the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range. We are considered high desert and are blessed with a wonderful climate. The summers are hot and dry with sunshine almost every day (except for an occasional “pop-up” thunderstorm in the afternoon, and in the winter we have snow with moderate temperatures.

Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Eagle Landing
Eagle Landing

We have an abundance of wildlife and you will regularly see deer living among us in town.

Hummingbird
Hummingbird
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Swan
Swan

It is a very active sports community with biking, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding and just about any other sport you might enjoy. There are numerous lakes and rivers where you can enjoy fishing or boating.

Cycling
Cycling
Skiing at Mt. Bachelor
Skiing at Mt. Bachelor

The nights are cool and the skies are clear.

Milky Way
Milky Way
Star Trails at Sparks Lake
Star Trails at Sparks Lake

Bend is a wonderful place to live . . . or visit.

 

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15 Replies to “Weekly Challenge – Tour Guide”

  1. Very nice.

    I’d move there for the cheese curd alone if it wasn’t for how unfriendly it is to retirees (Oregon is ranked something like 44th). About the only good thing for old folks like me is their right to die laws, but those are making headway (ever so slowly) in other places.

      1. Actually, at least for the Big Island and discounting housing, it’s not that expensive. Taxes, insurance, food, health, pretty much most things are the same or less than where we were in Colorado. Housing is about the same as the current hot market in Colorado, meaning you’ll pay more for less.

        I think the other islands are more expensive by a lot (and more crowded) but that’s why we picked The Big Island in the first place.

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