During the first week of September, my mom flew up from Houston for a week. When I picked her up from the airport on the 4th, we stopped by Multnomah Falls and then drove on to Bend, which was the first visit to the town for either of us. So here are some photos from her trip (there are quite a few, beware).
And then we drove around Mount Hood, stopped at the most blissful fruit stand ever where I ate the best nectarine I’ve ever had. And then we traveled down Highway 26 and after driving through Warm Springs, stopped at this Deschutes River overlook.
The next morning, we headed down to Lava Lands National Monument. It’s just a few minutes south of Bend, and since we only had the morning to spend looking around before heading back to Corvallis, we were only able to tour this part, particularly the Lava Cone.
Then we went to the old downtown part of Bend and had sandwiches at Great Harvest because even though there’s one in Houston, it’s too far away and too much indulgence for her. So we indulged together, happily. Then we wandered down the street in Townshend’s tea shop.
The next day, we picked blackberries and promptly put them into a cobbler. And then later, Abby and Mom took a nap together.
I have no more pictures from the rest of her trip. It was lazy and perfect and was unfortunately cut a day short by Hurricane Ike.
And lastly, here’s just a cute picture of Abby sleeping (I have to say it) in my pants 🙂