Tagged: Oregon

Bend Oregon

Posted on December 12, 2014 by - Travel

Today we went to Bend Oregon. Bend is a city in and the county seat of Deschutes County, Oregon, United States. It is the principal city of the Bend, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Bend is Central Oregon’s largest city, and despite its modest size, is the de facto metropolis of the region, owing to the low population density of that area. Bend recorded a population of 76,693 at the time of the 2010 US Census, up from 52,029 at the 2000 census. The estimated population of the city as of 2013 is 81,236. Bend’s metro population was estimated at 165,954 as of July 1, 2013. The Bend MSA is the fifth largest metropolitan area in Oregon.

Tumalo Falls

 

Cannon Beach

Posted on December 12, 2014 by - Travel

We took a trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon today. Cannon Beach has beautiful views of Haystack Rock and Ebola State Park. Haystack Rock is a 235-foot sea stack in Cannon Beach, Oregon. It is sometimes claimed locally to be the third-tallest such “intertidal” (meaning it can be reached by land) structure in the world, but there are no official references to support this. A popular tourist destination, the monolithic rock is adjacent to the beach and accessible by foot at low tide. The Haystack Rock tide pools are home to many intertidal animals, including starfish, sea anemone, crabs, chitons, limpets, and sea slugs. The rock is also a nesting site for many sea birds, including terns and puffins.

Haystack Rock

Trillium Lake

Posted on December 12, 2014 by - Travel

We took a trip to Trillium Lake today. Trillium Lake is a lake situated 7.5 miles south-southwest of Mount Hood in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is formed by a dam at the headwaters of Mud Creek, tributary to the Salmon River.[4] It was created by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1960.

Trillium Lake