Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Central Oregon

It's so crazy how you can be in a moderate rain-forest (west of the Cascade mountains) and within less than a 2 hour drive you can be in the desert (east of the Cascades)! So let me tell you about our central Oregon mini-vacation...
Our first stop was a rock ranch where you can dig to find thunder eggs.
This is where we dug and dug and dug till we found....
Thunder eggs!
These little phenomenons are naturally occurring rocks that form into the shape of an egg.
They can cut them open for you at the rock ranch. Aren't they cool, each one is different!
Love this one!
Hoping to get some polished because they look even cooler when they are all shiny. 
We stayed in a cabin at Prineville Reservior. 
The cabin was so nice!
This is the main area with the kitchenette off to the side just out of the scope of this pic. The bathroom and an additional room were to the right. We certainly were not roughing it since our cabin had a heater, hot water, microwave and mini-fridge.
I guess you could say we were glamping, ha!
Just a game we came up with using the boys' glow sticks : )
We fished the reservior and within the first 5 minutes Caleb caught a trout or as he calls it "a strout." Even though Phil fished the lake several times this was the only fish caught, crazy right! We cooked that fish and divided up amongst the boys with Caleb getting the lions portion since he caught it. I tell you these boys just looooove fish, they even ate the skin, ew! I'll only eat the skin if it's crispy and let me tell you, it wasn't, ha!
On another day we went to the painted hills!
Aren't they so neat!
Family pic!
It's like you're on a different planet, nothing grows on these hills!
On yet another day we went to hike around Smith Rock.
They are too small to see but there were tons of people rock climbing all along those rock walls.
Mr T
Central Oregon is such a neat place with so many things to see and do. We didn't get a chance to do it all, like dig for fossils or visit a ghost town. So we'll definitely be back!

Here is a little video Phil put together but it's almost 9 minutes long. So this is only for the most devoted of Pitts Trips fans : )

1 comment:

nan cee said...

After living in Oregon for so many years I never knew about these places! Amazing pictures and very interesting video. Thanks for sharing your trip!
Love to you all,