I drove and drove through a thick fir-y forest continuing through a sparse piney woods to a more full and lush piney woods. This place is on a lake in volcano country and there is no cell service and no television. It is way out there folks. Nearly thirty miles from the eastern edge of Bend.
I was fortunate to get the bed by the entry, where there was a slider on the door window. I kept it open and the cool breeze blew in off the lake all night. What a sweet experience! It helps to be with friends, too.
I am so impressed by people who embrace fully the deep woods, the land upon which all of our feet rest at one point in line or another. It is always difficult for me to leave spaces such as this. The peace just washed over me almost immediately upon arrival.
Personally, I had never been this far East in Oregon. I was amazed at the changes in landscape as we journeyed. This is definitely something I want to do more of. Seriously, four hours and it seemed like I entered another world. There are so many unique and beautiful places to see, in just a few hours drive any direction.
Twenty-five years is a long time to be married. I am so happy that two of the nicest people I’ve ever met have each other and the land they love so much. How different it would be to have no television or cell service for months at a time. I am already considering retiring early … haha.