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Jul 23, 2017 - Suttle lake

Another day of great scenery but long miles. We could start to see My. Hood in the distance- still covered in snow. Once we got to Redmond, we could see the 3 Sisters mtns which are also covered in snow. The little town of Sisters is another touristy place but great flower baskets all over town. We drove 10 miles north to Suttle lake and lucked out getting a campsite at South shore. We are looking out at the blue Waters of the lake and the temps have dropped into the 60s. Another good stop!

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May 7, 2017 - Day 08 - McKenzie Bridge to Sisters, OR

Today's ride to Sisters was a brisk 55 miles with total ascent of 4,413’. Sisters, population 2,038 and elevation 3,182’, is a charming little town nestled below the mountains and adjacent to the Deschutes National Forest. It is no wonder that the town’s population more than doubled between the last two census counts. I have probably said this before, but this was the most scenic day yet. Furthermore, the weather was great. It was a bracing 31 degrees when I started and a cool 55 degrees at the summit of Santiam pass. NO RAIN! Today,...

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May 30, 2016 - To Top it Off

On a breezy sunny Friday, with forecasted temperatures to be in the mid 60’s, we decided it would be a good day to take on a hike we had been considering. The hike up Black Butte, a small extinct volcano just outside of town, would be one of our more challenging hikes for this travel season to date. The cone is heavily covered with ponderosa pines and a mix of aspen and spruce. From the highway you can see a very large bare scar from a fire back in 2005 just below the crest. We drove about 6 miles west of town to our turn off and then a few...

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May 29, 2016 - Sweet Times in Sisters

After our great stay at the coast, we crossed back over the Cascade Mountains landing in one of our favorite spots, Sisters, Oregon. The town is nestled amongst forests of ponderosa pines that run right up to the city limits. It is an interesting blend of horse country folks, cowboys and mountain village folks, all groups catering heavily to the tourist crowds. With the towering, heavily snow clad volcanoes of the Cascades in the background, I think it is more mountain village than cowtown. Our first night in town we attended a blue grass...

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May 1, 2016 - Back to a favorite spot

We made it to one of our favorite spots, Sisters Oregon. We drove through the usual NNW 15 to 20 mph headwinds almost the entire way. Most of the long climbs were behind us and we finally got over 9 mpg. We are staying at Bend Sisters RV Resort. This is a former KOA campground that has been upgraded to a beautiful resort. The spring flowers are popping up in all of their meticulously groomed beds. Today, Sunday, we will play some tennis and then get ready to leave the coach at AM Solar for three days while we seek lodging in Eugene.

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Sep 24, 2015 - Bend and Sisters, Oregon

we visited the towns of Bend and Sisters and also the Newberry National Volcanic Monument Newberry National Volcanic Monument is located south of Bend, Oregon, within the boundaries of Deschutes National Forest. Here's what we saw and learned: "In a region rich with interesting geology, the landscape found within the Volcanic Monument stands out. Lava flows, cinder cones, a cave, and an obsidian field combine with the typical Northwest lakes, rivers, forests, and mountains to form a unique and amazing landscape of rock and greenery. At Lava...

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Jun 18, 2015 - At The Reynolds'

Here are the girls enjoying the pond! We caught up with our friends and thoroughly enjoyed our visit, their hospitality, Famer Kelly ham, goat milk, plaintain pancakes! and am pretty sure they should rent rooms of their new addition on Airbnb. We hated to go but it is a long way to Walla Walla and will have to visit the John Day fossils on the next trip.

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Oct 13, 2014 - Sisters, OR

We had originally planned to go to Lakeview, OR and then to Yreka, CA on our way to North Bend/Coos Bay, OR. Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided differently. Very strong winds were predicted for exactly where we wanted to travel so we changed our travel plans and head to Bend/Sisters Garden RV Resort for the night. Great park and not nearly as crowded as when we were there in August!

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Sep 14, 2014 - A Beautiful Drive

Yesterday, we stopped at Camping World which was basically next door to the park in Eugene. When we buy lawn chairs at Camping World, which we always do, we also get the extended warranty for an extra $7. On three different occasions, we have been able to take our chairs back and exchange them for new ones after two years. We love the chairs, mind you, but we learned they will not hold up beyond two years and Camping World is willing to sell a warranty which guarantees them for three years. Excellent!! So we got John a replacement chair and...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Jun 19, 2014 - Overnighter to Bend - Part 4: Sisters to home

We finished our trip to Bend by making a loop – no repeated roads for us. This loop took us through the small town of Sisters, northwest of Bend, up close to the Three Sisters volcanoes, along with many other volcanic peaks. Having looked at a map to plan our route home, I had chosen a rather obscure state route, 242. Much of the very windy road was unlined since it was not really wide enough for the official divider line for two vehicles. Halfway along the route we got a big surprise. There was a fully developed small “park” called the Dee...

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Rambling Rodericks

May 16, 2014 - Sisters, Oregon

Bend/Sister’s Garden RV Park is a few miles from Sisters, a growing modern western community of 2028. This small town doubles or triples in population on weekends, visitors fill roads, sidewalks, shops and especially Ray’s Food Market. Sisters hosts a folk music festival, a rodeo and a world famous outdoor quilt show. The town is said to be covered in quilts during the quilt show weekend in July and visitors come from all over the world.. The RV Park has a small man-made lake surrounded by grass, home to 5 families of geese with fluffy...

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Oct 18, 2013 - From the "Alps" to the Pacific continued.....

.......This brings us to the present weekend. Bob had to bring the motorhome to the Redmond/Bend area to have our double-paned windows repaired. (This month has been a big $$$ maintenance month! Ouch!). He left yesterday, windows repaired today, and I joined him after work today (a 3 hour trip). We are in a RV resort close to Sisters, OR (outside of the Redmond/Bend area), which is another tourist area filled with galleries and shops, etc. From this area, the views of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains are awesome. As I have mentioned in the...

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