Then we went out to explore Bend some more. We hit up Bend Brewing for lunch
Beer of course
Plus we shared a mini pizza and salad
And a crab cake sandwich
Yummmms. The menu said the crab cake was grilled? It wasn’t greasy or crunch outside. Which meant you could justify the fries AND the beer, right?
We also went and took a tour of Deschutes.
They’re the biggest brewer in Oregon-if they’re sold in your state you’ve most likely seem the Black Butte Porter or the Mirror Pond Pale. We got to see giant tanks
And what looks like a drug stash
But is really just hops
Lots of hops! Most hops in the US are grown in the northwest (70+ % of the US total is from washington, and most of the rest come from Oregon and Idaho) so we have some hoppy hoppy beers here.
There were tastings too!
Then we went to visit the kids I used to nanny-they moved to Bend two years ago. Their youngest was 15 months when they moved, so when I’ve seen them since he doesn’t recognize me. But midway through our visit he climbed onto my lap and snuggled. I melted. Maybe he subconsciously remembers me? I’ll pretend anyways.
And I have more to write but I just got called to work! Must fine pants! (I’m a substitute teacher. Life is unpredictable. Woo ha.)