There's a section of the forest that was infested with a beetle, but they weren't allowed to spray, which meant the trees died...and then...a forest fire. These next pictures show a dead forest in the background and the new growth. It's very hauntingly beautiful.
And, then there is Bend... A beautiful city, surrounded by snow capped mountains. The Three Sisters being the most famous.
We didn't float down the river this time, but we have joined in the fun before, and will again. It's a gorgeous setting.
Lots of things to do, including a brick firepit, outdoor dining, concerts and lots of charming little shops.
The desert is beautiful, too. There were lots of flowers...all colors. These are our favorite.
Hopefully, there will be more short Getaways this summer. We had such a great time!!!