Real Animals, Fake Paws & Treat Yo’ Self Thursday {link-up #45}

I originally had another post scheduled for today but then I saw this clip from John Oliver’s hilarious television show (Last Week Tonight) and needed to share it with everyone. The video gets good around 1:45, I promise.

Treat Yo’ Self Thursday!

Welcome to the 45th Treat Yo Self Thursday!

How to Treat Yo’ Self:

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Black Butte Ranch, Central Oregon

Black Butte Ranch, Central Oregon

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.

Black Butte Ranch

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.

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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.

Black Butte Ranch, Central Oregon - Deer

Have you spent any time in central Oregon?

Denver

Denver Photo via Larry Johnson.

Hello from Denver. I’m out in the Mile High city for my profession’s annual American conference. Meaning I’m going to be getting my nerd on all week. I’m here through Sunday so any suggestions on where to go / places to eat is appreciated!

Treat Yo’ Self Thursday!

Welcome to the 44th Treat Yo Self Thursday!

How to Treat Yo’ Self:

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