Thursday, March 27, 2014

Family Ski Day in Bend

This past weekend, Cam and I had the pleasure of getting to ski at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon! His brother and sister-in-law and our niece and nephew live out in Bend (which is about 3 hours east of Portland), but we hadn't gone out there to visit them since we lived in Tahoe, so it's was a lot of fun to take a little weekend getaway trip out there. We went skiing on Sunday, and the weather was absolutely perfect! It was warm and sunny and there were incredible views of the mountains everywhere you looked. Plus, it was so much fun to get to ski with our six year old niece - she is already amazing! I snapped a few photos from this perfect day of spring skiing...

Alexa getting ready to hit the slopes in the morning
The dogs joined in the fun :)
Our first runs of the day!

Chairlift selfie!
Cam and Justin
The girls
Alexa giving Auntie Jane tips on how to ski :)

We also had a lot of fun hanging out in the parking lot grilling for lunch. 
Great way to enjoy the sunshine!

Justin shielding Princess Lola's eyes from the sun - ha!
Rylan had enough of me - ha!
Definitely an awesome way to spend a day with family!
(A few pictures, like this one, are courtesy of my sister-in-law!)

The rest of weekend prior to skiing was pretty low-key. Friday night, we went our to this awesome brewery for dinner - I'll have more details on that tomorrow!
Saturday morning, we got to drive around a little bit and take in the views of the mountains...while Lola acted like her typical self ;)

Saturday afternoon, we took a walk to one of Bend's many playgrounds. 
One of the things that I love about Bend is that they have all these lovely walking paths everywhere - it's a very family-friendly place!

Such a gorgeous day!

Finally, we spent plenty of time just hanging out at the house playing with the kids, which was a lot of fun. Lola sometimes gets a little confused over which toys are hers, but overall, she did pretty well with the kiddos too.
He has the cutest dimples!

We had a great weekend, can't wait for more Bend trips in the future!


  1. Now this, this is a great way to ski. Forget the overpriced ski lodge (though it does have it's charm) you guys tailgated. I love it!

  2. How much fun! I love bend and looks like you guys made the most of the weekend.

  3. That looks like an amazing time! Very cold, but amazing! :)

  4. Sounds so fun! I love Bend. I don't have much skiing experience but after the Winter Olympics we were both thinking it would be fun to go up to the mountain and try again. May have missed our chance this winter, but... looks like fun and you got some great pics!

  5. I love Bend! We haven't made it out there in years, but this post is making me want to take another trip soon. Looks like you had an amazing time!

  6. this post makes me miss skiing and by skiing yes i mean skiing, i am a skier never a snowboarder. i like to stay upright and not fall on my tush all day long :-) hope you have been great jane!

  7. This post makes me want to live by the mountains again! I definitely miss them!

  8. This looks like such a fun weekend. We haven't made it up to Bachelor or Mt Hood yet this year to play in the snow unfortunately. I'm excited to have found your blog as a fellow Portland blogger! :)

  9. Bend is so much fun with friends and family. LOVE the photos of you and your nephew. Too cute!!


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