July 2 = Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Today we celebrated our 32nd Wedding Anniversary! The list for traditional or modern gifts skips from 30th to 35th, so I guess we don’t need to give each other gifts for the 32nd! That’s okay, we spent a wonderful day washing the dog and walking around Bend, retreating into the Wine Shop where we enjoyed a few glasses of wine while a thunderstorm raged briefly outside!

One of the Cascades peaks overlooking Mirror Pond, before the thunderstorm!

One of the Cascades peaks peeking over Mirror Pond, before the thunderstorm!

 

June 30 – Eye on the Prize

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Enjoying a beverage from our Ale Trail Prize Silipint.

It glows in the dark (so you can find it?)! ; )

It glows in the dark (so you can find it?)! ; )

June 28 – Property Improvement

Monday, June 30th, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Fun on a skid steer!

We picked up the heavy equipment for a weekend of work!

We picked up the heavy equipment for a weekend of work!

Robert played on the skid steer while I used a shovel and wheelbarrow!

Robert played on the skid steer while I used a shovel and wheelbarrow!

June 26 – We Completed the Trail!

Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 11:58 AM

We embarked on the Bend Ale Trail a few weeks ago and finally finished it today! It was a grueling trek, but worth every sip!

We picked up the atlas at one of the brew pubs.

We picked up the atlas at one of the brew pubs.

14 stamps from 14 of the 26 (so far) breweries. Now we can claim our prize!

14 stamps from 14 of the 26 (so far) breweries. Now we can claim our prize!

 

June 21 – Summer Solstice

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 at 11:45 AM

We headed up to the mountains outside Sisters to celebrate the longest day(light) of the year! It was a little overcast at Three Creeks Lake, and the snow was still in evidence as were mosquitoes, but we had fun!

The water was cold but Mavrik doesn't care!

The water was cold but Mavrik doesn’t care!

 

The dock and rental boats are ready for the visitors at the Three Creeks Store, which is for sale by the way!

The dock and rental boats are ready for visitors at the Three Creeks Store, which is for sale by the way!

 

June 20 – More Food Fotos!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Another great restaurant/bar in Bend!

A signature burger at JC's, branded on the bun!

A signature burger at JC’s, branded on the bun!

The interior of the burger, dripping with cheese!

The interior of the burger, dripping with cheese!

June 16 – Back to Drake

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 at 9:32 PM

We returned to Drake, a newer restaurant in downtown Bend for their Monday special; Steak & Frites. They have an eclectic menu and everything has been delicious!

The roasted bone marrow appetizer when spread onto the crusty bread was fabulous!

The roasted bone marrow appetizer when spread onto the crusty bread was fabulous!

June 9 – A Walk in the Park

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 9:15 PM

Went to Drake Park downtown on a little walk.

A family of geese on the banks of Mirror Pond.

A family of geese on the banks of Mirror Pond.

Had a Drake Margarita (for 3) to refresh. That's a jalapeno pepper ring as garnish!

Had a Drake Margarita (for 3) to refresh. That’s a jalapeno pepper ring as garnish!

June 3 – Chicken Dinner

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 9:06 PM

A grilled chicken and grilled corn on the cob with a guest for dinner. Doesn’t get any better than this!

Again, wish the aromas could be transferred through the net!

Again, wish the aromas could be transferred through the net!

May 30 – Beerlesque

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 8:42 PM

We joined in the fun with other Central Oregonians and visitors for Central Oregon Beer Week! Nine days of beer tastings, music, more beer tastings and dance! The culmination of all that fun and beer was the Deschutes Brewery Beerlesque show!

Yes, that's a pint of Black Butte Poter on the end of that bowling pin balanced on his chin!

Yes, that’s a pint of Black Butte Porter on the end of that bowling pin balanced on his chin!

One of the talented dancers.

One of the talented dancers.