Sunday, May 18, 2008

Where did spring go?

So, it is now officially summer in Portland. This means that 1) there are no fans left in stores because nobody has A/C, 2) there is traffic 24/7 on the freeway because everyone is playing hooky, 3) I can't sleep because it's too hot, and 4) it's time for VACATION!

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!

6 comments:

Julie said...

lame. no bikes. there better be bikes for me on the orkney island i'm going to. if not, I won't be able to go to skara brae, and then i'll be really pissed off i just spent 60 dollars for a day trip that won't really happen. Sounds like a nice weekend!

Whitney said...

Did you like Baby Mama? Scott and I left the theater after 30 minutes. Maybe I'll have to try it again...

I'm glad you got a break from all that you've been working on for the past two years. We need to get together sometime..

Shannon said...

Ooh that sounds like so much fun, despite all the little annoyances. Bummer that you didn't get to do your bike ride. The resort looks amazing. I may have to steal that idea as an overnight getaway for Ian and I when we are there. We did a weekend trip to Idaho Falls about a year after we got married and it still ranks as my favorite trip with my hubby.

Jacob said...

Another camera gone? WTF is your deal?

Alexis said...

It looks beautiful there. I love weekend getaways. I'm glad you had fun.

And I think I'm already sick of summer.

Sue said...

Staying in Portland area!!!??????? STAYING IN PORTLAND AREA??????!!!!!! You had better have found your freaking camera or I may have to kill you for "losing" two in two years!!!

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