Good morning and brace yourself for 5,349 picture today. I am finishing up our Sunriver trip. If you missed yesterday’s post on days 1 and 2 you can read that recap here.
We started off on Friday with a trip to the High Desert Museum right outside of Bend. This was such a fun and unexpected stop. This is the best museum I have ever been too and the kids LOVED it.
This museum is a MUST if you are ever in Bend. It was so interactive. Maddi and Guy started by making animal tracks in the mud and snow.
Saw a bobcat and a porcupine, as well as a mustang.
We learned all about the Oregon Trail, the PNW and the role our area played in WWII, Native Americans, coal miners, and so much more. All of the exhibits were interactive for kids too!
Guy also did chores at a homestead. Maddi stood back and watched her brother do all the work.
Our next stop was the Lava Tubes. This is a cave that is 1 mile (2 miles round trip) and cold (40 degrees) but really cool. We had to bring our own lanterns or you could rent flashlights. It was a lot of fun to explore.
After all the exploring we made it to Sunriver and it was still too early to check into our VRBO so we explored The Villiage, got coffee (the kids got smoothies) and we enjoyed the sunshine and people watching.
We were able to feed deer right out of our hands.
We spent two full days at the SHARC…their aquatic center with water slides.
Thanks for hanging with me through all the pictures. Through all of our fun travels, there really is no place like home though!