FUN-travel: 2nd 2015 Road Trip – Stanley, Idaho to Bend, Oregon

September 25, 2015 by  

  • We headed out of Stanley after fueling up with a big hot cup of java from Peaks & Perks. While I don’t like long drives the only place to stop would have been Burns. And after getting there I was sure glad we kept going to Bend! The best place in Burns – the Safeway! We stocked up and made it to Bend by 4:00.
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Old Mill District

  • This Hampton Inn was the best so far and Joe at the front desk was extremely helpful. He suggested we have dinner Anthony’s and even gave us a coupon for a free appetizer! It was just a short walk across the river to the Old Mill District. We sat on the outside patio taking in the setting sun and the full moon rising on the river’s edge.

FUN-food – We took Joe’s recommendation on the Crab Cakes (free and most expensive) and had the Bleu Cheese salad accompanied with the fresh Salmon entrée. And of course, a nice bottle of wine!

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Anthony’s Patio

  • The following morning we met up with our friends Mary and Tom from Portland and spent the day exploring Bend. The downtown is really cute and after checking out where to eat opted for sitting in the bar/lounge of Pine Tavern. Our bonus – on weekends Happy Hour starts at noon!
  • After a nice stroll and some window shopping we headed back to the Old Mill District to Deschutes Brewery. We had hoped to get a reservation for a tour but they were all full. Not all bad, as they give you four sample tastings at no charge.
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Mary & Me

  • Dinner was at the highly acclaimed Greg’s Grill. They offer a pretty diverse American menu and the food and service were good.

FUN-fact – We got a nice big “blue moon” when this July had two full ones.

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Our Blue Moon





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