Highway to Hoeftland

Adventures with Kristin & Mike

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I miss hanging out at restaurants and bars. I’m getting very hungry and thirsty as this physical distancing drags on. Not only that, I’ve also placed myself on a diet. :-/

So, while we eat low-salt, low calorie, simple home-cooked meals from the couch during the pandemic, I figured I’d share 10 random tasty places Mike and I enjoy during normal times in Bend, Ore. 🙂

Maybe next time you are here, you can stop at one of these gems!


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Hello, I’d like to bring you on a video tour of our 32 foot 1970’s Komfort Travel Trailer. I took this video last weekend when we were up at the lake.

This old trailer and site at Lake Merwin were handed down to my sister and me when our mom passed away in 2010.

We’ve mostly kept the trailer as Mom had styled it, with her religious mementos and her chosen artwork on the walls. The rocking chair has been in the living room for as long as I can remember.

Our future plans for the space include a covered 32×16 cedar deck by this fall and we’d also like to eventually replace the flooring. Other than that, we pretty much intend to keep it as is.

Part of the comfort and peaceful feeling of being up there is because it reminds us of hanging out at home with mom. ❤️

Here is the video tour:

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Lake Merwin Camper's Hideaway

Happy Memorial Day!

Mike and I spent the weekend at Lake Merwin again and this time, we vlogged about it while there! Our travel video is below. I think it turned out pretty well! 🙂

But before we get to the video, we want to ask our readers a very important question…

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Hi, all,

We joined the world of vlogging!

Check out our very first video attempt below. It’s a short intro clip, including the reason we started vlogging, thoughts about ‘The Great Pause’, dreams for the future, what we’ve been up to, and more!
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