So, I know I’ve asked you all to move multiple times during this journey (Jackson, WY; Big Sky, MT; San Juan Island, WA), but I have to add one more to the contenders list: Bend, OR!
I am seriously in love with this town and surrounding areas – it has everything! Hiking, mountain biking, climbing, skiing, drinking (that should probably be first), great eats, quality of life, affordable housing. Check!
We’re looking for 5 acres for our chicken coop, alpaca/goat herd, and dogs. And of course a garage that will fit our new Earth Cruiser Fuso. Yep, I’ve officially lost my mind! P.S. Pot is legal here as of October 1st, so we could be growers too! 🙂
Smith Rock State Park – one of my most favorite places ever. The views here are incredible! It’s like being in Utah with the rock formations and colors. I could stay here forever…
Newberry Volcano Caves – another cool spot right outside of Bend. There’s a mile-long volcanic cave that is unbelievable. The volcanic history here is really cool!
Breweries, Breweries, Breweries! I can’t even count how many breweries we’ve found here, and most of them are seriously fantastic – cool vibe, great beer, good food. Temptation everywhere! If we did move here, I might never see Martin again… 😉
Special thanks to Chuck & Sue for giving us a place to stay for a few days – what a treat!
The big question remains: will my favorite jeans still fit when I get home? And where the hell ARE my favorite jeans, anyway?