Sparks Lake, Bend Oregon

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This is our day out at Sparks Lake. It’s about 25miles from Bend, and its magical. We have been in Bend for a little longer than a month, and I love it here. It has been a huge but welcome change after living in Virginia for a year. Don’t get me wrong, Virginia was great, and I met some awesome people, but the West will always have a home feeling for me. This is Max’s first time traveling long distance and going West. We got him while we were in Virginia, but I think he is adapting just fine. He loves going on  trips in the car. He always thinks we are headed to the dog park, and starts grunting at me once we pass the amount of time it takes to get there. He was not disappointed exploring the lake and barking at the ripples in the water. The same ripples he was making .

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Devils Lake, Bend OR

 

 

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The weather is getting cold here in Bend. Living in a fifth wheel, there will always be an uncertainty wintering in a trailer. Luckily, we upgraded our trailer from last year and now have heated water tanks. If you’ve lived in a trailer in the winter, you understand the greatness of heated tanks.
This Fall has been a long one. Mid November and finally seeing freezing temperatures. It’s bitter sweet for me. I love to ride my motorcycle in the summer, but I am not a sun and sand kind of girl. I love the way the cold air feels on my face, and drinking hot coffee is the best. Before the snow hits hard my dog Max and I have been doing some exploring.
Devils lake was beautiful. Only a 30 minute drive from the house, and well worth it. The water was a see-through turquoise and you could see the bottom all the way around the lake. Max loved it. He has become more and more confident the more we explore. He loves being off his leash. Somedays he is better at ” Max Come” than other days, but we are still working on it.
I would love to hear from you guys? What are some of your favorite things to do in the cold months? What are some of your cold weather essentials you can’t go with out?

This Is Max

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This is Max, our ” only child.” Yes, I know he is a dog, but he is spoiled like an only child. We don’t have kids, so instead of living at the park, we live at the dog park. Max is a Bulldog -Pug Mix, and he is so sassy. I love his personality. He is always down for a good time. Sometimes he likes to fetch, but really, keep-away is his game. These are some pictures of of him and his friends at the dog park in Virginia. Living life on the road, we find dog parks in every place we stay. Here are some of my Favorite dog apps!

Bring Fido This is an awesome app to see what hotels, rental houses, and restaurants allow you to bring your fur baby.
Dog Park Finder  Is a great app to find dog parks near you.