"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Monday, August 12, 2013

Day Two in Bend Oregon


After having a nice breakfast we headed towards
the Old Mill District-
We walked and walked all day
passing by patient dogs waiting ....



Walking by old schools having
 a second chance of usefulness....


The city of Bend has been smart at reusing 
old buildings, rather than tearing them down
and blending old with new.... 


Artists do the same creatively recycling
 old parts into new art.....


One example of affordable housing


Meanwhile geese look for lunch while
families float by on the Deschutes River...
a lovely way to spend the day....



Finally we discovered a great neighborhood
watering hole suitable for families
The Riverside Market....

8 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That bison looks almost steampunk.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What are those two rings in the water? Oh, and I love the bison creation!!

messymimi said...

Wandering the town and eating where the locals go is the best way to see a place and get a feel for it. Looks like a great trip so far, and i hope it continues that way!

Sandee said...

I haven't been to Bend, OR in years. It's a neat little town indeed.

Have a fabulous day. Hugs. ☺

Celia said...

Lovely, I hope to get down there before summer ends. I love the place.

Helen said...

It's a great feeling to look at blog photos and recognize each and every one of them! Come back soon, please.

Stephen Hayes said...

Bend is a great place and just the spot when we Portlanders get tired of rain and need some sunshine, which Bend has lots of.

Cheryl said...

Love the picture of the dog just sitting so nice. Sweet!!