Monday, September 3, 2018

Vacation Time ~ That's a Wrap

And now for the 3rd installment of our grand driving vacation...

We arrived in Bend Oregon, and within a few hours, we decided to stay an extra day.

Checking into the hotel, I was asked ... "are you here for the concert" ... nope but inquiring minds want to know "what concert."

Picture courtesy official Dave Matthews Band website

What a nice surprise but we didn't have tickets, so no concert for us ... or was there???

After checking in, we went in search of a late lunch, early dinner, and beer...because we were told by a great restaurant server in Boise that Bend was a beer lovers paradise, which would be Andrew. We took a short walk over to Immersion Brewing, Andrew really liked the beer, and they had an interesting food menu but the coolest thing I saw there were the bathroom sinks.
Reflection ~ Copper Kettles

Industrial faucet 

Flat sink ~ water flows to back and falls into a drain.
As we were walking back to the hotel after dinner, we saw the mass of crowds walking towards the DMB concert ~ holy cowpies the concert was in an outdoor amphitheater right next to our hotel.
The concert started at 7pm, and at 8 we decided to take a walk around the property and listen to some amazing tunes.

Cheers to DMB 
The next day we got up and went exploring...

The smoke hung heavy but not so much we couldn't enjoy the countryside. We walked through Old Town Bend and up and down the riverwalk, lots of walking and enjoying the sights. 

We got up Thursday morning, our last full day on the road, and head towards Sisters Oregon. 

Public Restrooms in Sisters OR 

Stitchin' Post Quilt Shop

I think we'll be making another trip to Bend & Sisters, there was way too much to see for a pass-through trip.

Leaving Sisters OR

Driving towards Seattle WA

We drove from Sisters to Seattle WA, it was a long drive full of changing landscapes. We drove through the Columbia River Valley ~ WOW ~ beautiful, full of orchards of cherries, grapes, apples, pears, hemp, and hops.

We landed in Seattle later than we wanted too but in time for dinner at Pike's Brewing.

Cheers after a wonderful vacation

We flew home on Friday, and the trip was uneventful, which with air travel that's what you want. We flew from Seattle to Salt Lake City for a plane change. While waiting to board a group of gentleman came up behind us in line, these guys looked like they were from a rock band. I didn't want to stare, but I wanted to figure out who they were ~ Andrew to rescue, along with Google, to figure out these guys were the band, Great White. I had to text my friend Susan right away because I knew she would know exactly who they were, and she did.

We got on the plane and right before the doors shut the last two passengers boarded, Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife. It took Andrew a few minutes to believe me, but once he got a good look, yep, that's who it was. We landed safe and sound at Dulles airport and headed to pick up our luggage and who was on the train to the main terminal? Yep, the Cheney's...
Mr. Cheney
We didn't want to be obvious about taking his picture but believe me, it's him.

If you wanna see our driving trip, start to finish, check out this link.

Okay, next post I'll be sharing some cool projects I've been working on, thanks for following along on our vacation.

Until Next Time
Be Kind

Kelly Ann


  1. That spotwalla thing is so cool.

    1. Isn't it??? It was fun to have our friends and family following along, we'll be using it in the future.


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