Graham and I went to Bend, Oregon, for the weekend to celebrate a successful thesis defense and manuscript printing/binding. I wanted to go to the coast, but Graham talked me into going to Bend. It was a good thing, though, because the temperature was in the 90s and it would've been PACKED on the coast.
So, this is what our weekend was like:
--We drove down Friday night, and ended up eating at Carl's Jr. Classy.
--We stayed at Sunriver Resort, which is 15 minutes south of Bend, and it was GORGEOUS. We had a king bed, a beautiful deck and a view of the golf course and mountains.
--Saturday morning, we drove to the "general store" and got ourselves some breakfast. We toured the resort area a bit, noticed how big and beautiful it was, and decided we would get a time share or something there if we end up staying in Portland.
--We indulged ourselves by getting massages at the spa. Super expensive, but we got a discount on our massages. Graham got his 1st massage. He said it was good, could've been better. Now, I say he's ruined for life because he will always want another massage.
--We tried to do a 2-hour bike ride, but a big Columbia company conference was being held at the resort, and those freaking people rented all of the 400 bikes.
--We then went to relax and cool down in the pool, but the pool was small, the pool area was crowded with sun bathers, and everyone stared at us when we went in the pool. We ended up only being there for 45 minutes, with both of us semi-sunburned.
--We decided to take a scenic drive up to Mt. Bachelor and ended up in Bend. We went shopping at The Old Mill District, down by the river, ate dinner, and saw "Baby Mama".
Sunday morning, we got up early to go to church, and decided to just drive home because of our rapidly progressing allergies. We had to forego the 45-minute float down the Deschutes River in Bend, but all in all, we had a fabulous and relaxing weekend.
I decided to post a picture to show you how inviting the river looked in Bend. It's not my picture, because I freaking lost my digital camera somehow. Argh!
This is Sunriver Resort. We loved it!