Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oct 19, 2008 - Bend

Driving into Bend from the eastward loop of the Cascade Lake Byway was beautiful. Our first impressions of what we thought would be an dry, perhaps ugly, little town were soon replaced by the beautiful scene before us. The city was well-laid out and very picturesque as we wound our way into town along the Deschutes River. The trees were lovely dressed in their autumn leaves, the buildings draped the cliffs, and people strolled along the sidewalks enjoying the autumn sun. It was quite idyllic. Sadly, we didn't take any pictures until we arrived at Anthony's Restaurant in the Old Mill District.

We first stumbled upon an Anthony's when visiting Washington state a few years ago. Candleman had blackberry cobbler for desert and, from then on, we always check to see if there's an Anthony's in the area when traveling to the Northwest. This Anthony's was the ONLY one in Oregon. Luckily, it was on our way. Unluckily, they did NOT have blackberry coblber so Candleman settled for huckleberry cobbler, which was good, but not as good as blackberry. I had a delicious salad with grilled salmon. The salmon was topped with a huckleberry-onion sauce. It was to die for.
The first four photos on this post were taken from the Old Mill District. From there we headed to downtown. In the next picture Mom is trying to get this man to forget his woes of an empty wallet by reading her good book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We drove past Drake Park with it's Mirror Pond that are both located downtown. Absolutely beautiful. I was able to get one photo of the park before we drove off into the sunset.

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