My husband and I had previously visited Portland and the Oregon coast. I think those places would be ideal to pair with a trip to Sisters. We wanted to visit a new part of Oregon we have never seen before. I will share with you what we decided to see and do after the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.
After we had explored the area around Sisters we moseyed down to Bend. We could have easily visited this city from Sisters but we wanted to experience it directly. We stayed near the river and thoroughly enjoyed seeing multitudes of aquatic sports going on there.
We spent the majority of the first day at Smith Rock State Park. It was a great choice as there are a variety of activities you can do there and admission was free. We enjoyed the vistas and views while my daughter and her boyfriend hiked.
My husband and I love taking pictures of nature so we kept busy. We also got to relax and enjoy the beautiful breeze. Everyone had a slightly different experience which was part of the fun.
Our second day in Bend we traveled a couple of hours to Crater Lake National Park, the absolute highlight of these days. Such beauty plus snow, paved paths around the rim and the bluest water I had ever seen. I was awestruck!
We would walk, gasp at the beauty and take pictures then repeat this process. We had gotten in free as last year we purchased a lifetime Senior pass to all the National Parks and we actually remembered to bring it with.
We said farewell to our loved one and headed north to Seattle. We had both visited it in another lifetime but never together. Yes, Portland would be way closer but we wanted to visit Seattle while we were in the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle is such a great city, we completely enjoyed wandering around the harbor and visiting the Public Market. We had great coffee, wonderful meals and discovered a terrific store. What kind of store do you think it was? :)
I will write all about it in my next post!
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