Monday, May 16, 2011

Get Away: Sunriver, OR

{The big sister} and her gang had a quick getaway this weekend in Bend and Sunriver, Oregon. A fun-filled evening was spent in Bend at the McMenamin's Old St. Francis School {an old elementary school that's been converted into a hotel} and a great pub dinner at Deschutes Brewery {they have a gluten free menu...and gluten free beer!} The rest of the weekend was spent at the Sunriver Resort, with its miles of walking trails, pools and cozy time spent with loved ones.
The little ones also enjoyed a visit to the High Desert Museum in Bend. While they enjoyed watching chipmunks and the otters, most of our visit was spent in the Homestead Ranch area.
With a working saw mill and cabins that settlers would have lived in during the 1880s.
Seeing history like this always makes me think of the women who lived these lives. I am in awe of how they raised little ones in these tiny cabins and all the work it entailed.
Washing, sewing, cleaning, growing food, storing it, cooking and feeding little ones...and all the dangers and hardships of their daily lives.
And seeing the little things...the small bits of beauty...that they treasured. It brings out the thankful and grateful part of me...for all that I have...
And the little ones I'm lucky to be helping to grow.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful get-a-way! The rustic charm in the photos above is delightful! I particularly fancy the old chest and lock.

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