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A week ago Steve, Izzi and I headed for another fun week of camping.  This time in La Pine, about 20 miles south of Bend.  We stayed at La Pine State Park and loved our campsite.  It was a nice large space and had a trail behind the site to the Deschutes River, just a few yards away.  Other than the stormy weather the day we arrived, the rest of the week we had beautiful weather.  We went on several excursions, one day to Paulina Lake/Falls and Crater Lake, another day to what is called Oregon’s Outback to the Christmas Valley area to see Fort Rock and the Crack in the Ground (seriously, that is what it is called) which was well worth the trip (note – look for Steve waving in the photo of the Crack in the Ground below which shows how big it is in comparison to us).  We also rented a canoe in Sunriver and went seven miles in the Little Deschutes River.  Izzi went for a short swim at one point (we think she thought she was stepping out onto land) but she was fine the rest of the ride.  We went biking on a great trail in the park along the Deschutes , plus a trail to the falls on Fall River.

We got to use our new awning this time and loved it.  After our last camping trip, I decided to bring along a project I could work on during the quiet times, rather than just reading.  I wanted to make something to hang in the trailer, so I found some tree silhouette designs I liked online and sketched them onto cross-stitch material and just did my own thing as far as the stitches, including a little embroidery here and there where it was needed.  It was a fun project to work on and I finished it during the trip.

Here are some of our favorite photos from our trip.

Campsite2Deschutes River behind campsiteFalls River fallsAlong Deschutes River trailPaulina Fallscrater laketeebsal at crater lakechipmunkFort Rock historic church croppedFort Rockcrack in the ground stevie wavingcross stitch trees