Sunday, April 30, 2017

Visiting Relatives in La Pine

La Pine, Oregon
Newberry RV Park

I drove the two hour trip from Klamath Falls to La Pine, Oregon.  Bill took this photo through the windshield.  
The drive was beautiful with lots of hills and gentle turns.  I think there were lakes every mile.  It's really very pretty country.

I was happy that our site at Newberry RV was a pull thru with 50 amp full hook ups.  This park was cheaper than the dump we stayed in at Klamath Falls.  

Ken and Phyllis came over to visit us after we arrived.  Unfortunately, Ken forgot what park we were in and when he called Bill to find out, Bill had stepped outside to talk with our neighbors and missed the call.  Eventually in this town of 1640 people they were able to find us.  

We followed them to their home.  They were the couple I've told a few people about who really lived their dream.  They used to live in Flagstaff, but grew uncomfortable with the town.  Phyllis did some research on the internet and decided that La Pine was somewhere they wanted to live.  They sold their home in Flagstaff and came up to La Pine to find a home.  Did I mention that they also had a horse and four dogs?  

Their home is perfect and everything they ever dreamed about.  The horse greeted us as we entered the driveway.  She has the perfect place too.  They have fenced the property so that it is U shaped and she can run from one side to the other.  Of course she also has a nice barn.

Even though the home is large, it still feels cozy.  It was custom built and every detail is perfect.

They have two acres and the previous owners must have had many parties on the patios.  

Phyllis has her own green house, and she used it all for fresh vegetables.  The building to the left was a hot tub that Ken removed and is making another patio area.

They have neighbors but complete privacy with all the trees.

This is the back of the house.  The room next to the garage is her sun porch which has many plants.  The room above the garage is a hobby room where Phyllis does her internet work from.  What a view she has out that window.

Phyllis had dinner for us, and she's a great cook.  It was a wonderful evening. 

Today they picked us up and took us up to Bend.  I couldn't believe the difference in the temperature even though it's less than 30 minutes away.  

I have to say I forgot the camera and attempted to take photos on my phone.  When I tried to load them into the blog the only photos that came up were ones I took on my old phone.  If any readers know how to do this, please let me know.

It was such a gorgeous day we walked along the river.  

Ken suggested two places for late lunch and we told him to pick.  The Pine Tree sounds strange, but it has two giant trees in the middle of the dining room.  The food was excellent and the view out the windows was very nice.  They had a patio but it was too early in the season for it.  This restaurant has been around over 80 years.  They had some very private dining tables with curtains for intimate dining. 

We walked around the old town and I stopped in a few stores looking for new hikers that are waterproof. No luck with my foot that had the shattered heel. Bend's old town is very busy and people were just outside enjoying the day.

Ken drove over to another section of the river that has been redesigned.  They have the river divided into two sections for white water.  One section had people in tiny kayaks and some standing on paddle boards.  They were wearing wet suits and in some cases helmets.  The other side had rapids that were much tamer.  

It's been a great visit and we've enjoyed seeing Ken and Phyllis and their home.  

Turtle Safely........


  1. After having all those museums that were closed it probably felt good getting together with old friends.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Looks like you are coming this way. Oh, I hope so. I promise to teach you how to get the pictures off your phone on to your computer and of course I will cook for you.

  3. Well, we're going to switch directions again. We plan to stay near The Dalles and then head to Coulee Dam and then over to Butte. I'd love to be the first one you cooked for in your Motorhome.

  4. Always great seeing friends on the road.


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