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Weekly Newsletter: September 4th-10th, 2023

  • Written by Keith Huster
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  • 5 min read
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  • Last updated 6 months ago

We spent this week traveling throughout Oregon's interior. It was such an amazing week with so many new sights and experiences! We will be posting full blog posts regarding our road trip through Oregon but for now, enjoy these teasers.

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Guide to visiting the Cleveland Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry at Jurassic National Monument
In this guide, we will introduce you to the dinosaur quarry and also provide our recommendations for visiting this natural wonder.

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Traveling to Bend, Oregon

After leaving the Oregon coast and Crater Lake we headed even further inland towards Bend, OR. Along the way, we stopped at several amazing waterfalls. We also had the opportunity to explore a local hot spring... which, had some risque sights. 😳

As we neared Bend, Oregon, we stopped at one of the most unique natural attractions that I have ever seen. The Big Obsidian Flow at Newberry National Volcanic Monument. The scale of the lava flow and the sheer amount of obsidian was just mind-blowing. There were pieces of all sizes, including some several feet across!

Exploring Bend, Oregon

Bend, Oregon was sort of some downtime for us... sort of. 😅 We had been very active exploring the coast and Crater Lake. We had two days in Bend, Oregon to relax and explore the area. We sampled some of the local restaurants and coffee shops. We also visited the High Desert Museum and spent some time exploring the Old Mill District.

One other highlight of our time in Bend, Oregon was visiting the last remaining Blockbuster. What a blast from the past!

Visiting the Timberline Lodge at Mount Hood

The Timberline Lodge and Mount Hood were an unexpected treat on this trip. We weren't really sure what to expect since we hadn't done much research on this area. When we arrived, the mountain was enveloped in clouds. We spent some time exploring the world-famous Timberline Lodge and the mountain itself. We were all blown away by the uniqueness of this volcanic mountain.

Waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge

On our way back to Portland, we drove the Historic Columbia River Scenic Byway. This is such a beautiful route that runs along the Columbia River which separates Oregon and Washington states. This corridor is also home to hundreds of hiking trails and massive waterfalls, including the famous Multnomah Falls. This was a spectacular way to wrap up our two-week trip through Oregon.

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We have a lot of catching up to do on our website. Traveling to Indiana for a month followed by a two-week road trip through Oregon has kept us quite busy. We will be cranking out some new posts as soon as possible.

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