Now I’m no great hiker, and honestly not really ever done much climbing, my limit has been doing the klettersteig in Mayrhofen, but these kind of areas for a hike are pretty awe inspiring. Its funny too since this place is just 10 minutes from the highway pretty much.
I know I don’t normally use vertical photos but in this case… fair play. This guy is hanging on halfway up in the blue and this isn’t even showing the whole thing.
and we’re out…..
Amazing place, if you ever get the chance to visit, you have too, its unbelievable.
The thought of spring break probably conjures up terrible thoughts of Jersey Shore and keg parties, however luckily being up here in the North West its more hiking and snowboarding than anything else.
The first order of business was the Tumalo falls, near Bend, which normally is a drive in access water fall with a 75 foot walk up to the top. Luckily enough the access road was closed and so it was a 7 mile round trip hike, which was through the high desert, super warm and amazingly beautiful.
Some of the people doing this deserved a medal pushing twin kids strollers all the way round. I was knackered on my own by the end let alone pushing anyone.
When we got into Bend, we managed to find our spot without too much trouble.
Ramp, Truck, Sled, pretty much the snowboarders go too.
We were pretty soon distributed our mode of transport in town. Only thing was Mareike got a cruiser and me and Austin were on the 4th of july wagon getting it warmed up for holiday season. I’ve never ridden a tandem before but being on the back is the weirdest thing ever, you feel like your going to fall over all the time, but its super good.
I’d love to see what speed you can get up too when your on a brand new one..
Austin showed us round all the local spots including Spork, which was probably as close to Portland as you can get with food cart food inside.
We managed to ride the bikes around all afternoon and evening from spot to spot, with us definitely making sure to head into The GoodLife one of the most famous breweries in Bend. Its actually partly owned by someone I used to work with so definitely worth a stop. Good beer, and a great zone.
This morning we went to Choo, another breakfast spot which was just as good…. maybe even better.
On saturday with us being in Bend, despite the snow season being a little dry we headed up to the Hill, to catch up with Austin, and Nico from work, the one and only…
Bend is also pretty good at having tons of mini hits everywhere too.
Thank you Bend, Thank You Austin….
Portland is pretty well known as a destination for food lovers the world over. This March, Portland has even declared March as Portland food month meaning that every night this month you can get a 3 course meal for $29. We actually rolled in to Laurelhurst Market for brunch but tasted a little to whet the appetite for what this place can do in the evenings.
This month we have also been down at Little Bird, which had for the afore mentioned $29 a Gnocchi, followed by chicken fried trout. Beautiful, and of course there was some salted caramel desert to go with it.