Before departing the beautiful state of Oregon to tell you about the final 10 days of my US cross-country road trip, I wanted to leave you with a few photos that I took on my drive from Crater Lake back to Bend. From the lakes to the mountains, this part of our country is simply gorgeous. On quiet back roads, I pulled over to take pictures and simply to admire the scenery. I would love to spend a summer in Bend, just hiking and exploring the area. Who wants to come with me?