Our second getaway weekend in Central Oregon proved to be a fun change of pace (as always) from life in Eugene. We love Eugene, but getting away and escaping your usual environment and routine is always refreshing.
It was a short weekend (arriving late Friday night and leaving Bend around noon on Sunday), but a good one indeed. My only wish is that the entirety of Bend had been covered with fluffy white stuff, but we're experiencing very low snowfall levels this winter, so no dice.
Highlights of the weekend included:
a challenging 8-9 mile snow hike with Dawnetta and Sarah; I literally crawled or sat on my butt and slid on a few really slippery sections.
...coffee from my favorite bike/coffee/beer shop (unique, eh?).
...this tasty black bean burger and a heavy side of laughter with friends.
...and a few quiet moments of serenity.
And that, my friends, is why they call it Mirror Pond. Ah, Bend.
I hope you're finding some moments of serenity amidst what could be a crazy week.
I have been thinking lately how interesting it is that the week seems to frantically rush by as I attempt to check off so many things on my list and only until we reach Friday afternoon do I allow myself a little peace.