It's always nice to get out of the city ever once and awhile. This past weekend I went to southern Oregon for a little retreat. We drove up there and stopped at Black Bear Diner. I've never been to one before, but the portions are huge, the food is good for late night nom noms, and I really admire their dedication to bearifying everything.
After about eight hours on the road, we arrived in Central Point, Oregon. We stayed in our friend's parents' house and got to explore the area a little.
The next day we went to Caldera Brewery & Restaurant in Ashland. They had very delicious and interesting beers. I got the Rose Petal Imperial Golden Ale, and although I love most things rose, I was a little skeptical, but ordered it anyways. It was surprisingly yummy. They also had a toasted coconut beer, a roasted hatch chili beer, vanilla beer, ginger beer, and more! I enjoyed their beers and their walls full of beer bottles.
The next day we went to Crater Lake at Crater Lake National Park. There was a ton of snow up there. I was not prepared for the snow, but it made the place a little more magical. If you're ever nearby Klamath County, I would highly recommend a visit to Crater Lake. It's gorgeous, and it's the deepest lake in the US, based on it's maximum depth.
The next day we explored the grounds around the house. There were pear orchards, a river, and lakes.[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] View of Lower Table Rock through a pear orchard[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] Rogue River[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640.0"] Lake with a bear cloud in the sky![/caption]
You can see a couple more pictures on my Instagram.
Oregon is really beautiful, and it was nice to have some time to explore and soak in its beautifulness. Until next time Oregon! For now, it's back to San Francisco for three and a half days, and then off to Europe for two weeks!