This year LaRee's Dad requested (okay, maybe not requested, but invited. Is that the same?)my presence, along with LaRee's, to spend the weekend at his condo in Bend, Oregon. I love that guy!!! How could I pass up such an offer?!? Her Dad was spending the weekend in Bend also, but would be staying in Joe's (LaRee's brother) condo along with Joe, Joe's son and nephew, so we could have our own. Such a gentleman..lol
Here's some pics inside our condo. Unfortunately my camera didn't want to behave and took fuzzy pics. I wish I would have taken them when we first got there so it looked a little cleaner (especially the bedroom), instead I took them when we were on our way out. Oh well. It was a beautiful condo...
We arrived on a beautiful Friday evening meeting up at Joe's condo first. He grilled us some tasty chicken for dinner and then her Papa treated us all to dessert at Shari's.
The next day we all did the outlet stores. I think LaRee's brother Joe outdid us all in shopping. We did find some pretty good deals. I got a $200 coat for $34. After we were all shopped out, Burl treated us to lunch at an amazing place: Longboard Louie's (salmon tacos, halibut tacos, etc...). I would highly recommend it if you're ever in Bend. Afterwards he was nice enough to drive us up to the Mount Bachelor ski resort so I could say that I've been on Bachelor. I definitely didn't wear the right shoes for the occasion:
Joe, his dog Jessie, Burl and LaRee:
Joe's son, Logan. What a cutie:
Later on LaRee and I decided to hit the movies. It was a good chick flick: He's Just Not That Into You." We decided we better live it up, for in the morning we'd be heading out to go back home, so we rented a movie to watch back at the condo.
Enjoy the ride:
The last day we gathered all of our belongings, wishing that we could have spent another day/night there. We were out by 11am. We stopped by Little Ceasers for some lunch to eat on the way out of town and were on our way back home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
We ended up having to take the long way home since chains were required going back the same way we came. And going up by Mount Hood, the roads were closed because of snow. So we went up heading home through The Dalles. At least the weather was nice and we had a great time chit chatting and playing "name that tune" with songs from LaRee's iPod. We did stop in Centralia briefly to hit a few more outlet stores (not as good as the ones in Bend). Once we hit Gig Harbor we had to make a quick pitstop to have dinner at Panera's. Mmmmm! It's one of LaRee's favorite places to eat so I thought I'd give it a go. Another I would recommend if you're in the area.
We had an amazing weekend and who knows, maybe we'll get to be so privileged next year???