We arrived in Redmond and after settling in, met up with our fun friends, Peter and Andrea Wray, a lovely couple we befriended while wintering in Arizona. They own a beautiful home in a gorgeous area of Bend, which they have up for sale as they want to downsize and relocate permanently to Arizona.
We always wanted to visited Bend, known for its Bend Ale Trail. This fun town has numerous breweries and distilleries. It also sits along the Deschutes River, where people floated, kayaked, and even some were white water rafting along certain parts.
The Wrays enjoy riding their electric bicycles around town, so they invited us to join them and off to rent electric bikes we went. They took us to a trail along the Deschutes River and it was lovely, except for the small part, a really steep graveled incline. Well, I guess I didn’t have the bike on the correct gear and it didn’t have enough umph and because it was so heavy, it started tilting and I fell right with it. I didn’t break any bones, but boy did I get bruised. I picked myself up, brushed off and got back on and finished the ride. We had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the adventure.
We also reconnected with yet another amazing couple, whom we likewise met in Arizona, Jeff and Pam Roda. By happenstance, they live in Redmond, a bedroom community just outside Bend, surrounded by gorgeous views.