Woo-hoo! I'm finally getting a real vacation and will be spending 8 days in Bend 7/23-7/31. My wife and 16-month-old beh-beh and I will be staying downtown, and I just realized last night that I haven't the foggiest idea what we're going to do.
I lived in Bend in the 80s and have been back dozens of times since, but never for more than a day or two. So I guess I'm asking what you locals would do for eight days in Central Oregon if, you know, you were me.
Here's the vague list of what I have so far:
Many lobster corndogs at the blacksmith.
High Desert Museum cuz the beh-beh loves animals.
Rent some bikes and try that river trail system.
Some sort of fondue because it reminds me of volcanoes.
Tumalo reservoir--does that still even exist?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. If it helps, we're barely 30 and relatively poor so we hate golf, malls, and chardonnay.