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Sunriver - 2007

Almost every summer we head down to Sunriver Oregon (near Bend) with Christi's family and spend a week kayaking, riding bikes, hiking, playing in the pool, and generally having fun.

Here's some shots from our trip down there in 2007.

Note: Not Really Chipmunks : )  A Biologist from the east coast happened on my pictures of "chipmunks" from Sunriver, and gave me the heads-up that they're not really chipmunks, but are instead "Golden-mantled Ground Squirrels." Not nearly as cute a name, but according to Wikipedia they are distinguished by their lack of facial stripes. You learn something new every day! And I love it!


Photos


Chelsey

Chelsey on top of Lava Butte


Chelsey and Sibyl

Hanging out on top of Lava Butte


George, Liz, Christi and Me

Again on top of Lava Butte (it's quite a hike!)


Group Shot

Brock, Sibyl, Brett, George, Chelsey, and Liz


Out for a Ride

Sunriver has miles and miles of paved bike trails, so daily bike rides are a must!


Handlebar View

A cool shot Steve got while we were out riding


Coming back

Another shot from Steve with us coming back down the trail


Morning Coffee

In the mornings we'd grab coffee at a great little shop in the Sunriver village


At Benham Falls

Liz, Steve, and Peg, hiking down at Benham falls


The Girls

Peg, Liz, and Christi hiking at Benham falls


Taking Pictures

The lens gets awful heavy on the hikes, but it's worth it for the pictures


Top of the Falls

There's a great lookout at the top of the falls


Group Shot

For the last few years we've been taking a goup shot on this cool bridge over the Deschutes


Lining up the Shot

Setting up the family photo


Christi Doing the Paddling

Christi doing all the work while I take pictures


At the Pool

Peg at the pool


Sibyl

Sibyl at the pool


Johnny & Tom

Johnny and Tom hanging out on the deck


At the Fire Watchtower

Brock at the fire watchtower on top of Lava Butte


In the Boat

Brock in his inflatible kayak on the Deschutes


Cindy and the Kids

Brock, Cindy, and Brett on the bridge


Family Photo

Tom, Cindy, and the kids


The Kids

Brock, Chelsey, Liz, and Brett


Great Lighting

Adorable shot of Tom and Cindy


Deer

We saw lots of deer this time. Next time we need to bring a salt lick!


Adorable

The little deer were adorable!


Peek-a-Boo!

Her ears are huge!


Two Fawns

I just wanted to go pet the fawns, but I'm not sure they were good with that


In the Window

Brett and Brock in the window


Hanging Out

Christi's cousin Johnny came by for a day and regaled us with cool stories


More Hanging Out

Sunriver is a huge community with hundreds of houses for rent, so we always get a nice big place where we can all stay together


And Then...

Johnny is endlessly cool, and has great stories


Wide Angle

A wide angle shot of the room


Nice Light Fixture

Sorry deer!


Playing Pool

Hanging out and playing pool in the house


Pool Shark

Liz lining up the shot


Heading up the Hill

Heading up Lava Butte


Yikes

Looks like a long way up. AND IT IS!!!


Hey Look!

I'm still walking around the trail up the hill, and Peg and Steve are already on top


On Top

Steve, Peg, Christi, John, and Liz


I Smell

Me taking the opportunity to gross out Liz


Chipmunk

The top of Lava Butte is full of Chipmunks, and they will come right up and eat out of your hand


Yum, Yum!

A chipmunk enjoying a snack


See!

I told you so!


I Love This Shot

He's so cute against the lava rock backdrop


Slacking

Steve, Peg, John, and Johnny slacking in the family room


Christi and Cindy

They are adorable!


Shopping!

Liz, Chelsey, and Cindy stocking up


Sunset

Sunset from the deck of the Sunriver lodge


Help!

Brock playing human pancake


Fierce

Steve showing his "Fierce" side


Tyra Would be Proud

Tyra Banks would be proud of our fierce looks!


Delicious!

A chipmunk snagging a treat


Brett Feeding the Chipmunk

They are so tame!


Yum! Thanks!

Up close on the feeding


Steve

Steve getting in on the feeding


Up Close

A chipmunk makes a run up Sibyl's arm to grab a snack


Giving Five

I think the chipmunk is giving Brock five


Family Photo

Tom & Cindy and the kids by the Lava Butte sign


Family Photo Too

Peg and Steve and the kids


Handstand

Chelsey, ever the gymnast


George & Sibyl

Hanging out on Lava Butte


Lazy River

George in the background with Brock and Cindy in the inflatible


Brett

Brett cruising down the river


Osprey

An Osprey taking off from a tree by the river


In Flight

An Osprey in flight


George

George paddling down the river


Stuck

Brett when he got stuck behind the stump


Brock Paddling

Brock kicking it into high gear


Painters

Artists by the shore of the Deschutes


Beautiful View

The view on the water is stunning


Martini Anyone

The restaurants in Bend are outstanding. We hit a few this time, but will try to hit more next time


Another Fawn

They are just too cute to stop taking pictures of


Peg & Chelsey

Hanging out at the coffee shop


Can You Hear Me Now?

Liz, turning into a teenager


Ready to Ride

Ready to hit the trail on the bikes


On the Bouncy Toy

Brett on the big bouncy toy


So You Say You Can Dance

She's a maniac


Mexican Dinner

There's a great little Mexican place in the village


Looking Back

A pretty deer we saw while we were out riding


Spots

A little spotted Fawn


Biplane

This cool biplane flys around giving people rides


Bikes Eye View

Riding on the trail


Bee

A bee gathering pollen


Just the Flower

These flowers were pretty


Hanging at the Coffee Shop

The outdoor seating at the coffee shop was great (and so were the breakfast sandwiches)


Adorable

Tom & Cindy


Dragonfly

A cool shot of a dragonfly on an antenna


Osprey Nest

A huge osprey nest on the hike to Benham Falls


Poor Liz

Peg and Christi embarassing Liz


Benham Falls

The rapids above Benham Falls


Crazy Man!

I don't know how he did it, because it would have scared the hell out of me, but Steve climbed out on a rock ledge


Looks Easy

I was feeling dizzy just watching


More my Speed

I was happy to stand safely on solid ground


Haskeys at Benham Falls

Family shot at Benham Falls


Goofballs

Goofing off


How Fun

Oh look, Liz beat me to the top of Lava Butte too!


Chipmunk

Do you have any food?


Guided Tour

The fire lookout ranger gave us a cool guided tour of how he looks out for fires


Little Visitor

While we were visiting the fire lookout this little chipmunk came in and ate out of his special stash of food


Looking In

Looking in at the tour of the fire lookout


Another View

Another shot into the fire lookout


Over Yonder

The Ranger explaining how equipment works


The Scope

The scope part of the spotting system


The Map

I don't remember how it works, but it's neat


The Horizon

Theres a cool mural of the horizon around the top of the fire lookout


Ahoy!

Peg and Steve in the inflatible


Cute in Blue

Christi cruising the Deschutes in our blue kayak


Lazy Ducks

Lazy ducks hanging out on a log


Peg & Steve

Peg & Steve cruise in the inflatable


Heron

A heron on the side of the river checking us out as we float by


Sidewalk Surfer

Brock surfs the sidewalk on my powerboard


Kicking Back

Brett chilling on the powerboard


Family Photo

A family photo on the cool bridge


The Goofy Version

Of course a goofy version


Grandkids

George & Sibyl and the grandkids


Tom Side

Tom, Cindy, Sibyl, George, Brock, and Brett


Tom & Cindy

Tom, Cindy, Brock, and Brett


Peg & Steve

Chelsey, Peg, Steve, and Liz


George & Sibyl


The Kids

Sibyl, Peg, Tom, Christi, and George


Grandkids

Brock, Chelsey, Liz, and Brett


The River

The Deschutes is beautiful in this area


Goofballs

Liz and Chelsey goofing off while we were out for dinner


Steve & Peg

There are some incredible restaurants in Bend. We have to try more next time


Tom & Brett

Great shot of Brett on this one


Princess Spoon-nose

and her lovely sister Princess Cuillere-nez


In the Pool

Beating the heat in the pool


Brock & Christi

Brock and Christi hanging in the pool


Christi, Chelsey, and Liz

The pool is a daily must visit


Brock Splashes In

Brock joining the fun


The Glider

Steve and George decided to take a glider flight this year


Cockpit

The glider cockpit


Tow Plane

The plane that tows the glider up


George Loads Up

George climbing in the glider


Safety First

George getting strapped in


Steve & George

Steve and George getting ready to head up


Heading Up

The tow plane begins to pull the glider down the runway


Airborne

They're off the ground


Up Close

A close crop of the previous shot where you can see them in the cockpit


They're Off!

Up they go


Pulling Them Up

The tow plane pulling them up


Glider Ad

Here's the ad for the glider flight


In the Air

A shot of the river shot from the air


Quite a Ways Down

They flew so high I could barely make them out with a 300mm lens


In for a Landing

You can see the runway ahead


Landing

The glider coming in for a landing


Close Shot

A close shot of them coming in for a landing


The Wave

Steve waving as they land


Fearless Gliders

Posing by their plane