Bend, Oregon: We had a quiet morning in the campground. DT and Lisa went for a run and I went for a walk with Reese. It was really hot today! Later, we drove to downtown Bend for a little window shopping and were stopped in our tracks by a massive bike parade. Not an official bike parade, mind you, but a casually-organized-on-Facebook "Freedom Ride". DT and I estimate around 1,500 riders! Lucky for us, we were stuck on a corner in front of Goody's Ice Cream Shop!Freedom Ride I bet you didn't see THIS today Moms on Parade Lisa and Reese watch the parade Another interesting costume Bikini Bikers Reese was very popular So many riders!
Then, it was over to my parent's house for a very traditional 4th of July BBQ and then downtown to watch the fireworks.Back at my Mom & Dad's... the food fest began: stuffed jalapenos Peony Fruit Salad Reese: Hot Dog Mushroom Cheeseburger, prepared by my Dad
Happy Independence Day! Until my next update, I remain, your red, white and blue correspondent.