We were heading to a wedding party for our niece Chenin and her husband Bryce. Instead of just flying in for the weekend, my brother & sister inlaw convinced us to make it a week long trip and stay in their RV. Seemed like a great way to see the sights of Bend Oregon and we thought it would be fun to help with party prep.
Brews, beer is pretty much embedded in the Gilles gene, after our trip to Germany a few years ago I realized it probably goes back quite a few centuries. So a trip to Bend must include an attempt at finishing the Ale Trail! I was a few brews short of honoring my heritage, but once we found out a visit the last couple pubs can get you the final stamps on your Ale Trail book, Mike & I scored the goodies (courtesy of the Bend Chamber of Commerce).
Buttes, lots of volcanic buttes! Between micro-brews and all of the beautiful places around Bend, there lots of places to see, more than we could fit into a week! My brother Mike always told me how much Bend looks like northern Arizona, I was surprised just how much it does! But with a lower elevation and many more rivers with water running, the Bend area is much more lush than it’s Arizona cousins! Bend is definitely a great city and region to visit!
Bouquets, well maybe no bouquets or garters, but Chenin & Bryce had a great marriage celebration and our congrats and best wishes for happiness for many years to come! We had a blast at your party, meeting your great friends and getting to be part of it all, thanks!