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Baby Bend Family Travel

Bend!

After a slightly disastrous flight home from Vermont (entirely Delta’s fault–Talvi was a total peach), we were home for a couple of days before we got right back on a plane and headed to Bend, Oregon to visit Kesa’s parents.

Bend in summer is quite spectacular. It’s warm and sunny during the day and cool at night. And most importantly, it’s dry! No humidity at all.

In Bend we discovered that grandparents’ interests (more baby!) and parents’ interest (more sleep!) align perfectly. So every morning, when Talvi would wake up at 7, we’d go dump her with the grandparents and get some much-needed rest. (Actually, I should note that we had discovered this when we took a mini-vacation to a lake in NJ with my parents earlier in August, only to rediscover it in Bend.)

Not only did we get to sleep in, we also went out three nights in a row! Neither of us could remember the last time that’d happened, but it almost certainly was before Kesa got pregnant.

Other highlights of the trip included a visit to Fields Farm (Kesa’s cousin’s organic farm), where Talvi ate raspberries and tiny cauliflower and god knows what else; a visit “backstage” to two of the twenty(!) craft breweries in Bend, thanks to Cousin James; floating down the Deschutes River in tubes; taking a hike with the cousins; and having the whole crew of cousins over for lunch.

All in all, it was a great start to our west coast swing. Here are some pictures.