Quick nursing/diaper change stop and someone wanted to take the wheel…
On Friday night, we hit up Crux Fermentation Project which, in my opinion, is the best of the many breweries in Bend! (I didn’t take many pictures this time, but you can read more about it in the post I did last year about some of my favorite spots in Bend.) The nice thing is that breweries in Oregon tend to be super kid-friendly and Henry even had on his little Crux onesie for the occassion 🙂
On Saturday morning, we had breakfast with Cam’s family at The Original Pancake House. We have OPH in MIchigan and for a long time I totally thought those were the only ones, however, it’s a franchise and it actually started in Portland! (And they have them a bunch of other places now too, including Asia!) It’s good for a big group and their chocolate chip pancakes are the best!
One of the things I love about my blogger friends is that they always have the best recommendations for places to eat when we travel! My friend Erin suggested the adorable Foxtail Bakeshop to me via Instagram and it was super cute. I loved the branding/vibe of this place, however, they seem to be more of a wedding cake bakery and they didn’t have a ton of stuff ready to just walk in and buy. I was a little bummed because they were out of macarons when I went on Saturday and that’s what I was looking forward to trying…but somehow I managed to eat this piece of vanilla bean cheesecake in consolation.
After the moving was done on Saturday, we headed up to Elk Lake and it was perfect weather!
I love stand-up paddleboarding, and I hadn’t done it since our trip to Bend last summer (where I was pregnant!) so it was nice to get out there again. From the middle of the lake there was an awesome view of South Sister that I was not expecting and when I saw it, I literally almost fell off the board…ha! Stand-up paddleboarding is so relaxing, if we lived on a lake I would totally want to have one!
Taking selfies with Henry is my favorite, he’s just the funniest little guy 🙂
The water in the lake was so clear!
Saturday night, we tried out a place near the Old Mill District that just opened up called Craft Kitchen and Brewery. This place has kind of a unique mix of counter service and traditional table service, but I liked the concept. It’s definitely geared towards families with kids, but I really liked the food and beer!
Sunday morning, we hit up Sparrow Bakery (where I got this delicious vanilla bean latte!) and it was just as good as I remembered! I talk more about Sparrow here, but it’s a must if you come to Bend!
Sunday afternoon on our way home, we stopped to swim at Suttle Lake. This is a great little spot and I’m so glad we decided to check it out as I’m sure we’ll be going here on future Bend trips.
Now that he can sit up really well, it was so much fun to have him in the water splashing around. I thought he might get cold or get kind of tired of it, but he seemed to really enjoy it!