Author Road Trip, Day 5 & 6: Bend to Portland

This post originally appeared in May on True STORIES. It chronicles the author’s book-tour-road-trip from Denver to Portland for The Rooms Are Filled.

 

My husband on my uncle's deck in Bend. He gets to see this view every day.  (This is the same uncle who has appeared in several of my posts.)
My husband on my uncle’s deck in Bend. He gets to see this view every day. I was jealous, too.
The Deschutes River, Bend
The Deschutes River, Bend

We drove north from Bend along Rte. 26.

The pine forests were so magnificent, we pulled off to the side of the road to stare at them.
The pine forests were so magnificent, we pulled off to the side of the road to stare at them.
Vineyards in Hood River County, near Mt. Hood
Vineyards in Hood River County, near Mt. Hood

 

We crossed the Columbia River and drove in Washington for awhile. Despite the rain, the views were magnificent.
We crossed the Columbia River and drove in Washington for awhile. Despite the rain, the views were magnificent.
View of downtown Portland from the Pittock Mansion in the West Hills
View of downtown Portland from the Pittock Mansion in the West Hills
Reading at In Other Words, Portland
Reading at In Other Words, Portland
Me and my good friend and writer, Melanie Coffee, outside the bookstore
Me and my good friend and writer, Melanie Coffee, outside the bookstore

 

 

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