What else to see and do after the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show

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 daughter20170709_134447 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!20170710_145452

We would walk, gasp at the beauty and take pictures then repeat this process. We had gotten in free as last img_2719year we purchased a lifetime Senior pass to all the National Parks and we actually remembered to bring it with.

I felt a little bad as I know the National Parks img_20170710_220221_726have had their budgets reduced. I therefore bought lots of cute things in the Junior Ranger section for my grandchildren. Win/win!

I saw this t-shirt and had to take a picture. I think it’s the perfect way to view these parks. Actually it’s a cool way to view life and the world.img_2772

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!

Sew happy!

Want to see and enjoy more quilty fun? Check out my Facebook page. Like the page and join the conversation!

If you want to keep reading my blog, you can subscribe. There are two ways.

Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Or, look for the square on the side rail. Just type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will receive a verification email. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time.

Want to read about our last trip? Click here!

Leave a comment

  • Advertisement:
  • Advertisement:
  • ChicagoNow is full of win

    Welcome to ChicagoNow.

    Meet our bloggers,
    post comments, or
    pitch your blog idea.

  • Meet The Blogger

    Kathy Mathews

    My passions are quilting and sewing. Add to that French, Spanish, books, swimming, travels, new restaurants, yoga and chocolate and you have me. All of these are best shared with family and friends. Except for chocolate, don't touch my chocolate. You can email me at QuiltingSewingCreating@gmail.com

  • Recent posts

  • Monthly Archives

  • Categories

  • Follow on Bloglovin
  • Follow me on Pinterest

    Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Latest on ChicagoNow

  • Advertisement: