Of all the things available to RV boondockers such as ourselves, is something called “Boondocker’s Welcome“. It’s an amazing service that property owners provide for people needing a place to stay for a couple of nights. You pay a small annual fee, and you are allowed to set up a profile and explore a map full of generous people allowing others to stay on their property. You can then request a stay at one of these places.
After the coast, we headed over to La Pine, OR, and decided to try out this service. It was a great first time experience. Our hosts had a few acres of property, which they allowed us to stay on. They provided us water, and power if we needed it. Cell service also worked pretty good. We were very appreciative of this, and they were very gracious.
During our stay, we drove up to Bend, OR to a couple of breweries and a cidery. We explored Pilot Butte in Bend to get some photos, and also managed to find ourselves next to the last living Blockbuster.
The main reason we stopped in La Pine was to check out Crater Lake. Nate and I drove through it once years ago, but only stopped quickly as we were passing through. This time, we were able to actually drive all the way around the lake, and check out every pull off. We also went to the visitor’s center. The blue color was mesmerizing. I’m glad we were able to take the time to see the whole thing. Pictures can’t capture the enormity of it.