Monday, May 5, 2014

Road Trip–Bend, Oregon

Madras, Oregon

On our two days off (Wed. & Thur.) each week Judy and I are going to try to take at least one day trip.  The are plenty of interesting opportunities in Central Oregon.  Thursday, Judy and I traveled fifty miles south of Madras to Bend, Oregon.  Bend has experience a lot of growth over the past few years. Many people like the small town atmosphere and alpine climate. The small down town area has many trendy shops, restaurants, and night spots.

We visited the “High Desert Museum” located five miles south of Bend first. It was very well laid out with indoor and out door exhibits.  The three and a half hours we were there provided ample time to see all the exhibits and special presentations.

High Desert Museum, Bend OR.   (remember to “click” pics to enlarge)

                                                     Tepee made of reeds

HD Museum FS TRK 2         HDM reed Tippe

Sheep herder’s wagon                 Did you see these guys?

     HDM Wagon 1    HDM Wagon ducks  

HD Museum PoP1       HDM PoP

We had lunch at Drake’s Restaurant in Bend and then walked around and checked out many of the shops. Judy probably enjoyed that more than I did. We are looking forward to our next visit.

A Pic from the Park


That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Next Blog: in about a week


  1. Nice you have time to do some exploring within the surrounding areas. Oregon has so much to see!

  2. Looks like a place we'll be stopping by to see.

    1. WE have been checking out nearby parks for y'all. There is a KOA just south of Madras.