We’re @ The Lodge at Eagle Crest, a Holiday Inn Resort in Redmond, Oregon.

What’s here? Golf, swimming, and horseback riding. Lots of horseback riding! Iden couldn’t get enough of it.

If we didn’t know any better, we’d say this was: Texas. This is definitely the West.

Why isn’t it Texas? Bend, Oregon. It’s like Berkeley, only better.

How ’bout them Ducks? Didya see them shut out the Wildcats yesterday?

And speaking of animals: Pay attention when you’re driving around. There are deer everywhere.

What we liked about Eagle Crest: Everything. Specifically, the friendly staff.

When to visit: Right now is pretty awesome. We could have stayed here another week.