This last weekend Piet and I took a little road trip to Crater Lake National Park. Here we camped two nights in the Mazama Village Campground. While we love going on weekend adventures with friends, it was so refreshing to have this one to ourselves. Someone smart once said something about how going on adventures and trying new things is an important part of maintaining healthy relationships. So, job well done.
My favorite part about camping is the food! Basically all I do while camping is read, eat, get smoke in my face from the fire, and ideally play some board games or go on a hike. So you can see, a large percentage time must be spent eating. Actually, on this trip, another large percentage of my time was spent staring at my handsome husband. Awww.
We explored the edge of the woods where the land was charred by a forest fire.
One last stop at the visitors center to mail a few postcards to family overseas, and then we were on the road again heading to Bend for brunch, and back home to Portland!
…but wait! We decided to spontaneous (after checking with all my clients to make sure I wasn’t leaving anyone high and dry) to stayed the night in Bend. It was meant to be, because we found the cutest little B&B ever!
The Tudor Inn is located a block away from the main strip downtown, so you can take a lovely stroll around the park or walk a few blocks to grab a meal. The rooms were decorated with a nice modern esthetic…
…and some of the rooms are dog friendly! This is Duke. He belongs to the owner of the Tudor Inn.
If you stay at the Tudor Inn, or its sister B&B the Mill Inn, you get a complimentary breakfast (at the Mill Inn location, which was only a 1 min drive from the Tudor Inn). This ain’t no bagels and coffee either. It was frittata, bacon, sausage, potatoes, scones, fruit, waffles made to order and more! Can you tell I was excited? After breakfast we walked across the street to Palate for coffee before hitting the road back home. Palate is owned by a husband and wife team who previously worked at Albina Press Coffee in Portland. A few years back they branched out to open a shop of their own. Its the best place for coffee in Bend, so don’t bother going anywhere else.
Homeward bound! Ahh…nothing beats sleeping in your own bed full of pet hair after being away from home. xo