Friday, July 1, 2011
Today was another travel day (John Day to Bend) and on our way to Bend we stopped at the Painted Hills to hike a bit. I would love to post a ton of pictures of this place, better yet, you all should go visit. The hills are so vividly colored with greens and reds and oranges and browns, it looks unreal. This picture in no way does it justice. Although the kids did a great job hiking - Mr. T made it the entire way! And they enjoyed their post-hike lollypop. Yes, if you hike a mile in the desert you get a lollypop.
This evening we got to Bend and my my sister and her family at the house we are renting for this weekend. Peter and I went out on a date to dinner and a movie and just wandering around while the kids stayed back at the house playing with their cousins. Our friend Casey arrived late tonight. Overall, it's been a fun way to settle into a weekend with the family. And after 5 nights of sleeping in my sleeping bag, a bed is a really nice change.