This is a view of the Steens Mountains to the south-east from the same overlook.
Dad and Mom at the overlook, where we took advantage of the nice location to eat our lunch.
They had recently put in these nice wall/benches which were so nice in the warm spring sunshine.
Here's Doris with her dandy binoculars. She has a can of root beer in her hand, only the second can of soda she has ever had. She doesn't quite know if she really likes it or not...
We continued on our way through the refuge stopping to view the museum there, and hear and see all the songbirds in the trees before driving on to Frenchglen.
We stopped for a restroom break there, and the insurance man took a power nap in the warm car, while Doris and I walked the street of Frenchglen. There is not much going on there in the off season. We did see a small group of black-tailed deer just out of town.
The hotel at Frenchglen...a fairly famous spot.
And this is the school there, built in 1927. In some ways it would be a fun job to teach at a small school like this.
On our way back home, we drove through the Fairgrounds to find the snow geese just outside of Bend. There are thousands of them, again feeding and resting before traveling on north. This is just a very small section of them.
They are easily spooked, and as I got my photo they decided to all take to the air. What a delight it is to watch them take off, each like a little airplane and to hear the giant whoosh of their wings flapping as they circle higher and higher.
The sky was filled with them, although no photo could ever do it justice. They are just so beautiful in flight.
We had a wonderful day, and arrived home to enjoy the smells and taste of crock-pot Mexican Chicken Chowder just waiting to be enjoyed!