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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My part of the world # 1

A new Meme is being launched called That's my world. So although i am late i thought i would join in, so click on the Icon and join.



A passion for recreation is what brings many people to Bend, Oregon. Located in the high desert of central Oregon, Bend is famous for its many forms of outdoor recreation. Kayakers and rafters shoot through the exciting triple waterfalls of the Deschutes River. The Deschutes, Metolius and Crooked Rivers also offer fantastic fly fishing, with more than 500 miles of streams and rivers stocked with trout and steelhead. Golfers have over 20 top-rated courses nearby, offering every kind of golf challenge. Mountain bike cyclists can choose off road riding in uncrowded lush forests, high mountain peaks, lava fields or desert.

Mt. Bachelor's ten alpine lifts, six of them high speed, give skiers 3,683 skiable acres of slopes, with 1,600 acres groomed daily. Parks and pipes for snowboarders are a priority, making Mt. Bachelor one of Oregon's premier snowboarding areas. Cross country skiing on the 56 kilometers of trails on Mt. Bachelor is a popular winter sport. Snowmobilers have 560 miles

of groomed trails to choose from in the Deschutes National Forest, with 175 miles of that in the Bend District. Snow tubing, snowshoeing and sled dog rides are also exciting and me

morable activities for your family.

World class rock climbing and miles of hiking trails at Smith Rock State Park makes it a popular retreat for climbers and hikers. Backcountry hikers and campers head into the solitude of the Three Sisters Wilderness, while others take a hike in the more than 2.5 million acres of national forests in the Bend area. Parks and picnicking abound in and around Bend. Almost all of the parks, lakes and rivers in the area have picnic areas. Bend has recreation fun for

everyone!

Walking, shopping or dining in historic downtown Bend enhances your recreational experience. Drake Park's Mirror Pond, the jewel of downtown Bend, is a small lake with ducks, Canadian geese, and a pair of swans from Queen Elizabeth's royal swannery in England. The wide stretches of green grass provide a restful counterpoint to the old brick and masonry buildings that compose Bend's business area. Galleries, restaurants, outdoor eateries, boutiques and specialty shops are all within easy walking distance.


the Old Mill District, located on a site previously used for lumber mills, features upscale shopping, trendy restaurants and an outdoor amphitheater which is used for summer concerts. A selection of shopping malls and factory outlet shopping is available in the

areas outlying Bend.

For a panoramic view of Bend and the volcanic peaks around it, take a walk or a drive to the top of Pilot Butte. From this 511 feet high volcanic cindercone, you can see a vista of the high desert region, including nine snowcapped Cascade peaks. A few of the peaks you'll see are the Three Sisters, Broken Top Mountain and Mt. Jefferson. An even finer view can be found at the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. This monument stretches from Paulina Peak to the Deschutes River and includes hiking trails, lava formations, obsidian fields, and waterfalls, as well as incredible scenery. Also in the Newberry Monument area is the 18 square mile Newberry Crater, which includes Paulina and East lakes, two of Oregon's best mountain fishing

lakes.

Spelunking, also called caving, in the lava tubes at Skeleton Ca

ve, Arnold Ice Caves or Lava River Caves will show you how the underground half lives. Lava River Cave, Oregon's longest continuous lava tube, is a good beginner cave for families to explore. Geocachers can look for the Earthcache located at this site. All cavers should bring their own light, and wear warm clothing and boots - the cave temperature is approximately 40 F.

So now you have a bit of my part of the world.Hope you enjoy

32 comments:

Jan said...

Okay, now you've done it. Every one and their uncle will be moving to Bend. What a wonderful post, I love all the photos, too.

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

What a passel of great photos! Beautiful area! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world!

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are wonderful shots and it looks like such a great place. I'm really enjoying seeing a little bit of everywhere around the world. :-)

Krisu said...

Awesome! Great tour, thank you so much! And for the record: Even for this wonderful presentation I'm not going to move to Bend. :D

Inkivääri said...

Yes, I really injoy this journey and wait more - thank you:) You have so beautiful landscapes and pics of high quality!

D Herrod said...

Wow how beautiful.

auringonkukka =) said...

beautiful photos and place!!

TCKK said...

Looks like a beautiful place and sounds like there's lots to do.

John said...

Lovely set of shots and very nice informative information!
Thank you for sharing.

Lapa37 said...

I agree with Jan it sounds like a wonderful place to live.The pictures you have are so pretty.Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog.

the teach said...

Lilli and Nevada, You are so lucky to have such beautiful sights to look at every day! Happy My World! :)

Arija said...

What a lot of wonderful wilderness opportunities your part of the world offers with such great visuals as well. Impressive.

Kathiesbirds said...

That's quite a nice piece of the world you live in! Those mountains are unreal!

madretz said...

Lilli!! This is a great photo challenge, one that I will probably stick with! Thanks for the link. I'm so gonna join it.

Mary said...

This looks wonderful and I really would like to visit someday! My husband went there the day that my sister and I went to the Sister's Oregon Quilt Show, so I missed out! I know that he said it was a very beautiful place! Will look forward to seeing a lot more of this area!

fishing guy said...

Lilli: That is one powerful set of photos to show for the opening. I'm glad you are aboard and hope to travel by camera through you country.

Mike said...

Thanks for stopping by My World page yesterday. I noticed you are in Bend. I was there for a day about 4 years ago with my brother-in-law while the girls were in Sisters at the quilt festival. I fell in love with the place.

DeeMom said...

WOW this place is so charming. You have done an exceptional job

But then you always do

The photos are wonderful

alicesg said...

Wow beautiful scenery. The part of your world is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us. :)

Lawstude said...

Thanks for the wonderful trip around your place. So very much different from my place but I do wanna share my place also to you. Great job.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this generous helping of your beautiful world.

chrome3d said...

I certainly enjoyed the whole trip around your part of the world. the golf course and mountains looked really great.

Meggie said...

I'd say Bend has something for everyone. I think I'm going to put it on my "places I MUST see" list.

Jack and Joann said...

Wow, you gave the grand tour of Bend, Oregon with all those great pics. Wonder what you will have to show us next Tuesday. Jack and I were in Oregon May of 2007 on a 39 day roadtrip which also included a 7 day Holland American cruise to Alaska. Drove all the way from Washington D.C.and back. I loved the iris fields that I saw in Oregon.

Pernille said...

This is wonderful. You live in a beautiful country:) And you did a wonderful job showing us all those different photos:)

Lady Di Tn said...

Lilli
Your world is very beautiful. Someday I hope to get to see it up close and personal. Peace

Mike said...

Oh boy does my wife quilt. Here is a link to her quilt site.
http://ffpquiltcorner.blogspot.com/

Donna said...

What a Neat meme!!! Great shots!hughugs

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Somehow I missed your My World post. Shame on me!! Bend looks like a fabulous place to live. ;-)

Rose said...

You really live in a beautiful state!

Dick said...

Your world is very beautiful, I think I would love it, maybe I do already!!!!

Luiz Ramos said...

Great your World. Congratulations.