Thursday, July 19, 2007


We headed north from Grants Pass a mere 173 miles to La Pine, OR. La Pine is a small town about 20 minutes south of Bend. This was to be our hang out for a week, prior to heading up to the Redmond area for the Good Sam Rally. The park we were in, Cascade Meadows, is a Coast to Coast resort, so we stayed cheap. It is amazing all of the rigs that ended up here waiting for the rally. There were even a few "Farkles" in their older rigs to keep us amused.

Outdoor quilt hangings

On Saturday the 14th, we headed up to Sisters, OR, to take in the annual Quilt Show. This is a mega-event that started years ago, and it changed Sisters from a very small fork-in-the-road to a very good sized town. We went to this show about 2 years ago, and were amazed this year at all of the changes since then. It had a start time of 9:30am, so we headed out early (it's about 40 miles from La Pine). About a mile from town, traffic slowed to a crawl, and it wasn't even 9:00 yet. After getting in and parked, we meandered around the town for several hours, and finally pooped out from the heat. When we left in early afternoon, the traffic was backed up for about 5 miles coming in, so we were happy we came early.

We pooped out anyway with temps in the 90's

If you are ever in Bend, try and eat breakfast or lunch at McKays Cottage. We discovered this place while driving along the Deschutes River. Great food, staff, and owners. And if you like dessert, try the White Chocolate Raspberry Bread Pudding. My oh my! They also make their own ice cream (they had blueberry), which looked great.

It is only 68 miles to our next campground, where we will be for another week. After that, well we haven't decided that yet!

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