Nancy Cycles!

Nancy Cycles!
"You got to be careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." ... Yogi Berra

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Smith Rock State Park

The rock spires of this park, located in central Oregon's high desert, rise above the Crooked River and is where Renee and Susan would fish today. Renee biked with me from their house to the Park, met up with Susan for fly fishing, and I rode on to make a nice loop ride for my day.

Smith Rock State Park is an internationally known rock climbing haven with hundreds of routes to choose from. Millions of years ago this area was a major center of volcanic activity. As with trying to get great photos of the Grand Canyon can never do it justice, so it is with this park and it's "Geologic Wonderland". But here are some anyway ;'-)




After leaving the fisher folk I made my way along the quiet, almost traffic free roads for a complete loop. I came upon a waterfall at the irrigation canal.


And this dear deer crossed my path.


I couldn't pass up some "yard art".

This was a much busier day for me than yesterday when I sat in the van and read while Susan and others fished on Hosmer Lake. I didn't actually mind sitting and reading as it felt great to get some rest and relaxation time. The only thing that happened was a family of otters were romping on the reeds and swimming at the boat launch. By the time I got my camera they were scampering off, and this is the only photo I got.


After the fishing outing yesterday we stopped in Bend for dinner and found Bend to be a lovely, classy town. I was disappointed that my friend Meg who moved here with her husband would be out of town while we were here, and I would not get to see her. I shall return, Meg!

Yesterday Susan was disappointed that she caught no fish and was beginning to think her fishing skills were deteriorating. Today she caught four, and has redeemed herself with herself. Everyone had a great day and we enjoyed dinner that Renee and Tim had prepared for us as part of this outing weekend.

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