11 April 2009
I love discovering new things about places I already have an affinity for.
An afternoon walk downtown to a favorite paper shop introduced me to the work of Anahata Katkin. She is based out of Ashland. Who knew?
I selected two lovely postcards to send to lucky postcrossers. However, I may have a hard time parting with these. They may take up residence in my permanent collection.
From my hotel room I had a panoramic view of Pilot Butte, an extinct volcano within the city limits. It was a little too brisk and breezy this morning to hike to the top, so instead I went in search of this little bakery:
I had stumbled across some promising reviews of The Sparrow Bakery online, so I went to try out the ocean roll for myself.
I was not disappointed! It mixed the goodness of a sticky bun with a kick of cardamom -- sweet and spice all rolled into one.
The Sparrow Bakery is tucked into an odd industrial corner of downtown Bend.
So naturally, I took out my camera.
Before leaving today, I stopped by Mother's Juice Cafe on the westside of town. The fruit & veggie blend (apple, carrot, orange, cucumber, beet and lemon) was the perfect treat to quench my thirst.
To live here full time though? First, I'd need a Subaru and a road bike!