My Hometown

23 Sep

If there was anywhere to land at the age of 8, after moving ‘most every year growing up, I’m glad we landed in Bend, Or. I love it here. Don’t know why? Let me share that with you for today’s Blog-tember Challenge   –  A guide to your city! Share some of the hot-spots and hidden gems of where you live.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 things I love about where I live! PilotButteBend

  • Pilot Butte- right in the center of town, it offers a 360 view of this tourist destination! You’re able to see all the mountains that, if you’re a skier, snowboarder or what-have-you-in-the-snow, is the reason you’re probably here! sparkslakebend
  • Sparks Lake – stunning, beautiful and a wonderful place to go kayaking or hikingdrakeparkbend
  • Drake Park – we have a plethora of parks here but this one is my favorite. it follows the winding path of the Deschutes River, and you can kayak/canoe in its’ shallow waters.  there are events in the park through the year, two things that hold my heart to it are: the Flashback Cruz and the fact that my OH proposed there! steinspillarbend
  • Steins Pillar – a 350 foot tall tower in the high desert, this is a beautiful view at the end of a 4 mile hike. when i did it, i only did half of it but next time i plan on going all the way to the base of it! mtbachelorbend
  • Mt. Bachelor – THE place for fun in the snow! of course, i’ve only been there in the summertime, heh. highdesertmuseumbend
  • High Desert Museum – this museum is 135 acres full of animals, interesting history and great exhibits all about the high desert. There are hands-on learning events for everyone and it’s only 5 minutes from Bend tacostandbend
  • The Taco Stand – a tiny tucked-away taco place with great prices and great food… a must when visiting!  gregsgrillbend
  • Greg’s Grill – complete opposite of the taco stand but because you’re in Bend, you can wear the exact same thing to either! Great service and really yummy food! with a beautiful view of the Deschutes River.This is where we go for a nice ‘date night’ =) deschutesbrewbend
  • Deschutes Brewery – this is how they describe it “A classic English pub atmosphere, with a distinctly Oregon twist, come visit us and see where it all began.” they’ve been around since 1988 and the food is fantastic. i’m not a big beer drinker…wait, i have one sip of my OH’s on the super rare occasion so I can’t vouch for their drinks but their food??? MM mm good.  we only go here once in a great while but it’s ah-mazing!pilotbutteburgersbend
  • Pilot Butte Drive In- umm, this is also a must-eat place. Amazing burgers. Kinda pricey burgers for my ultra-thin wallet but yum! And their fries are absolutely addicting

well, I hope you enjoyed this little look into my hometown!

Have you ever visited Bend? What’s your favorite place where you live?

~Laura

10 Responses to “My Hometown”

  1. Daisy @ Simplicity Relished September 23, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

    This is so great! I especially love the photo of Drake Park– stunning!

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  2. Elise Jay September 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    The trees at the park look like a beautiful painting! (We don’t have fall in California).

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    • booksnbakery September 23, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

      ahhh, no you don’t. that’s one thing I love about being here, even if fall is short, we do have it!

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  3. Rose L. September 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    I am going to go see Drake Park sometime as looks lovely.

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    • booksnbakery September 24, 2014 at 8:55 am #

      ahhhh you should. make sure you have a favorite drink in your hand and all the time you want to linger =)

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  4. Lacy Blaine September 25, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    Wow! What a beautiful town! Did you take these pics?! They’re stunning!

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    • booksnbakery September 30, 2014 at 10:27 am #

      I love it here – the view of the mountains all around is probably my favorite! no , sadly, I didn’t take the photos, how cool would that be though eh?

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  5. Jamie October 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm #

    I am so stinking jealous!!! What gorgeous scenery you have where you live! It’s like a scenic calendar! Very pretty 🙂

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