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July 25th, 2012

Black Butte Ranch in Central Oregon is about fun. We had a great time with the in-laws, and now I’m back to daydreaming about our next trip. I’ll write more later, but for now, pictures! (Steve posted a full set.) The house we rented was built in 1984 by someone who was thoroughly trained up in the ’60s and ’70s. It felt exactly — right down to the art, the fake flowers and the carpet — like my grandparents’ house. Either set. They even had the same sampler on the wall my Dad’s Mom had in her guest room:

“Friends, you are welcome here
be at your ease
get up when you’re ready
go to sleep when you please
we’re happy to share with you such as we’ve got
the leaks in the roof and the soup in the pot
you don’t have to thank us or laugh at our jokes,
sit deep and come often
you’re one of the folks”

Thanks. I appreciate that.

Mom and twins

deer leap

Broken Top, South Sister, North Sister

Meadow sunset

(Photos by Steve Rawley)


  1. LIB says

    What a fun vacation; yay for you!

    It was at Black Butte that I finally believed the, “It’s not the heat; it’s the humidity” line. It was hot and I was TOTALLY comfortable–totally surprise to look at the thermometer and see it was 85 degrees.

    July 26th, 2012 | #

  2. Sarah says


    My name is Sarah and I’m with Dwellable. I was looking for blog posts about Black Butte to share on our site and I came across your post…

    Hope to hear from you :)

    August 17th, 2012 | #

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