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Visiting Lava Butte at Lava Lands near Bend, OR

Lava Butte at Lava Lands

  On a recent trip to Bend and Sunriver, Oregon, we spent an afternoon visiting Lava Butte, a cinder cone on the northern border of the massive Newberry Volcano (stretching 20 miles in diameter!). From the Lava Lands Visitor Center entrance, we walked the “Trail of Molten Lava”, about 1 mile round trip (lots of ups and […]

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Visiting the High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon


If your family is planning a trip to central Oregon, you simply must put the High Desert Museum on your list of places that you must visit. It is a worthy stop and one which you will not regret! The indoor and outdoor exhibits at this museum will keep you and your kids happily occupied […]

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Hiking Benham Falls Trail, Sunriver, Oregon


Our family recently planned a trip to Sunriver, Oregon. Meaning, we planned to go there but we didn’t take the time to plan what we would do or see while in the area (as is our usual habit). We’re typically big on planning and preparedness but in this case, we decided to fly by the […]

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Visit Downtown Bend, Oregon


Last week our family enjoyed visiting Bend and the surrounding areas. We had a lovely time exploring Downtown Bend for the first time. What a fantastic location to enjoy as a family! Our family (two adults, four small children) enjoys familiarizing ourselves with various cities and towns by exploring their downtown areas. There is something so quaint […]

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We Never Really Liked to Travel

Side street where our hotel was located in Seoul, South Korea. Turn right, go down two blocks and you'll find the best Korean BBQ lamb in the known universe.

We have to confess to you (in case you aren’t personally acquainted with us) that we are not that adventurous when it comes to,  well, anything really. If you hold to the idea that birth order plays a factor in behaviors then you should know that both parents in this household are firstborns with all of […]

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