We went on our yearly trip to central Oregon a week or so ago.  We once again met and stayed with my parents and sister.  This yearly event is always so looked forward to.  It really felt like fall with leaves turning and a definite nip in the air.  We walked along the Deschutes amidst Junipers and giant rocks.  We awakened to deer just outside our door.  We perused bookstores and indulged in ice cream shops in Sisters.  We went on bike rides past horse corrals and through sprinklers.  We played games and read late into the night.  We ate meal after meal of my parents' homegrown vegetables.  We made memories.  We loved. 
by mlekoshi