Quick Trip to Detroit, Oregon- Fall Colors !

Waffles and I drove over the Santiago Pass to meet my parents for lunch – just a beautiful drive for the fall colors !

The Pacific Crest Trail rest area near Hoodoo is one of my favorites because of the views . My family had driven through this area the night the forest was on fire years ago , so it’s nice to see it all coming back . Plus I get to say hello to thru hikers – lucky them .

We drove to the very end of Lost Lake next- I’ve always wondered about the very back campsites , if we’d ever want to camp there . One of the first campsites was occupied by a 5 vehicles , a trailer and 3 burly, bearded men who stared at me as I passed .

Waffles and I ran out to the meadow – which in the winter is the Lake . Dad told me later that he heard recently that the cave that drains the lake was probably near where where we were , darn , I missed it .

We hopped back in to drive to the end , but one of the trucks from the first campsite had followed me , so I quickly turned around in the middle of the road and high tailed it out of the campground and back to the highway . The truck stopped following me at the highway , whew .

Our next stop was the campground east of Detroit , but it was closed , so I parked at the locked gate and we jogged to the end . I wanted to see the water up close at this low level . Absolutely beautiful ! And the soft sound of the water over the rocks was enchanting . Waffles had her first drink of river water and didn’t want to get out . I didn’t have boots on so I kept pulling her out of the water and was so glad I didn’t fall in – she’s strong .

We arrived in Detroit before my parents , so we walked out to the bridge to see how low the water was here . Wow , way down ! Trucks and cars were whizzing by us and Waffles was afraid of the noise .

Waffles stayed in the car while we ate lunch – windows down , parked in the shade so it was cool , but this was her face and I think she was sad to be left behind ! She spilled her water all over my seat , of course !

After lunch we went to Mongold State Park , our favorite picnic spot on the lake , and took a walk with Waffles . She would herself around Dad’s legs immediately and we couldn’t stop laughing .

The ducks were enjoying the quiet lake and we were surprised to see how far the road extended into the lake .

So fun to spend time with my parents – blessed time together in the beautiful fall sunshine !

View of Mt Jefferson – sad to see it without snow , hoping we get more this winter, last year was a low snow pack.

Waffles slept the whole way home – we wore her out !

2 views of Mt Washington – unusual to see it bare of snow, too . Let it Snow , soon !

It was a wonderful day !


Good Morning Sunshine

…the earth says hello ! Sing it with me !

My favorite part of the day, taking Waffles for a walk , her first time to a dog park !

Happy Monday to you from paradise !

#bendor #staybend #paradise

Eagle Crest condo

Eagle Crest is a Resort community north of Bend by about 25 minutes , 15 to Redmond airport , 20 to charming little Sisters . It’s known for its Sunshine and easy care living . Great golf courses , biking/hiking/walking paths, pools , tennis – total outdoor living !

I have a condo for sale @ $272,500 – best price on the whole resort ! 2bed/2bath, 1460 sq’ of livable space . Tons of storage so you could leave your belongings while you rent it out . Easy rental area. It’s an end unit , so privacy is good under the trees .

Would love to have someone fun buy it and appreciate all that Eagle Crest and Central Oregon has to offer !

#eaglecrest #stayeaglecrest #oregonrocks

Cultiss Lake, Oregon

My favorite lake in the Cascade Mountain Range ! An hour outside Bend , so less people drive that far. Water was a tad warmer than the normal frigid snow melt in June !

See why I like it ? That view !

I always take a few shots , hard to tell on a phone what you can blow up for wall art later .

I learned this trick from my brother , this one isn’t perfect in scale , but fun to see the size of the rock in front versus the mountain to the left . Jeff did it with a seashell at the beach , wow .

Waffles went to the vet yesterday and it wore her out – so cute !

Happy Saturday from sunny Bend !

Woodland Park , Sisters OR

My little sister came to see the new neighborhood I have the honor to be selling – and took these great, goofy pictures !

It’s a beautiful street of new homes ! No one wants to front yards that they have to mow , so this xeriscaping is very popular .

Shelby took this cool picture of one of my front signs – it’s even better in black and white .

She had stopped by at the end of a long Open House day , so I was a little goofy . Beyond love my job helping people , and hanging out in Sisters is easy duty .

What’s Waffles doing today ?! Growing up fast . Her energy level has quadrupled, too , takes 4 of us to keep her busy & happy !

Eagle Crest Resort

Oh , what a gorgeous Central Oregon day to be outside ! Took these pictures of the Cascade Mountains as I drove the back way in to Eagle Crest Resort .

This is the least snow pack we’ve had in years; strange to see so little white.

Great day to be hiking !

I’m at an Open House at a townhome I have listed For Sale – so fun to meet people who want to live or vacation here !

10681 Village Loop , Redmond OR , lowest price here , $272,500 !

1,419 square feet

2 bed /2 bath

One level living

Tons of storage

Perfect floor plan !

Eagle Crest has :

3 golf courses

3 pools

Tennis courts

Walking and biking trails

Views galore

Hiking up the butte



The Master bedroom and bathroom are very large and overlook a private patio

Here’s where you would spend all your time – the back deck !

What’s Waffles doing today ? Hanging out at home !