I think that I’ve completely fallen in love with Oregon. Although I’ve spent a lot of time up in Portland and have had the chance to explore the Rogue River in southern OR, this was my first time in central Oregon. Black Butte Ranch, just outside of Sisters, is a resort community in the middle of the Cascade Mountains. Normally the term “resort community” is an immediate turn-off for me, but I ended up loving my time spent at Black Butte Ranch. The community really does have it all: restaurant / lodge, tennis, golf, fishing, hiking, etc. The Cascade Mountains also serve as a gorgeous backdrop of a wedding.
A weekend in Black Butte Ranch is pretty much guaranteed to help you to recharge. In addition to attending the wedding, which was gorgeous, I spent the weekend relaxing: reading in the hammock, drinking in the sunshine on the porch, relaxing by the lake, learning how to play shuffleboard, and watching the deer around the property.
Side note: My google account, where I often keep my pictures, randomly created this weird little gif combining all of my pictures of the deer.