Walking along the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon you quickly discover active people in this town: walkers, paddle boarders, runners, bicyclists on 2 or 3 wheeled bikes or recumbents, and many baby strollers being pushed along by mom or dad. It was fascinating to watch the butterflies, birds, especially the mallard ducks and Canadian geese in the water or on the freshly-cut grass. In the photos below, you will notice in the distance the Sisters, actually 3 mountains each with snow on them!
I did not go to Smith Rock State Park with the others today, but someday when I return to Bend I will check it out! This is another high temperature day, 100 degrees, very unusual for this area!