So today's mission was to explore the Sisters and Bend areas. We started at McDonald's in Sisters to get some breakfast (as our breakfast supplies were depleted) and - more importantly - WiFi. After posting our whereabouts on Facebook, checking e-mail and doing some other incidental on-line stuff, we headed into Sisters for a look around.
The first thing we found was a farmstand with fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for sale. We stopped and bought some peaches, a cantaloupe and a tomato.
Then we took a drive through the rest of the town. It really is a quaint little tourist trap. Just about every shop on Main Street was tourist related.
One of the gift shops in Sisters
And... another gift shop - is this maybe a tourist town?
This is a real estate brokerage - just in case one of the tourists wants to move here
After making a couple of passes through Sisters, we decided to head down the road to Bend about 20 miles away. Bend is the largest city in the region with about 80,000 residents.
It was pretty good and we certainly didn't go away hungry!
Outside the front door of the Black Bear Diner we found numerous carved bears engaging in very un-bearlike activities like these two riding a bicycle.