Sunriver, Oregon is a beautiful resort town just outside of Bend. We had a number of gray, cool days there where it was really hard to get out of bed but thankfully we also had some gorgeous sunny days. It’s amazing how much impact the weather can have on your mood and motivation!
The campground had a fun little “town” to walk around.
Lava Lands National Park was about 15 mins away and it was fascinating to see the landscape that’s still affected by a volcano that last erupted 1300 years ago.
The park had Lava River Cave which is a mile long lava tube you can walk through.
Hiking through the Big Obsidian Flow
Rylan and Toben
It’s hard to tell from the picture but many of these rocks contain shiny, black glass (obsidian) – Caiden was fascinated.
Caiden, Kellen and Brennen
Looking down on Paulina Lake
A tiny hot spring next to East Lake – the lake is cold and that small puddle Rylan and Caiden are in was pretty warm (and smelled like sulfur)
We spent some time in Bend as well. Even though there were people all around, the whole area felt so quiet (and of course green!)
Sunriver has a small observatory where you can look at the sun through two different telescopes
And beautiful, paved bike paths
There was a PGA event going on at the golf course this path winds through so it was extra quiet!
A fun dinner spot for Father’s Day – amazing food!