Last week A and I decided to do one last hike before I left for California and D.C. We decided on Smith Rock State Park, about 35 minutes north of Bend. This place had been on our list for a long time so it was nice to finally be able to visit. We walked along the rim of the park for a bit and then did the Misery Trail, which is about a one mile trail uphill. Let me tell you, they don't call it the Misery Trail for nothing! Afterwards we were craving a burger and beer, so the obvious choice was to head to Bend. Although we didn't stay in Bend long, it was awesome to finally try some of the famous Bend beer. I can't wait to come back in the fall and do the Bend Ale Trail correctly.
Now that the stress of school is over, I am happy to announce that this summer I will be living and interning in DC! Four years ago I lived and interned in DC as an undergrad and now I get to do it again as a law student! I am so excited to be heading back to our nation's capital, it is all I have been able to think about for weeks! I am also super excited to be able to do some serious East Coast beer tasting (I'm looking at you D.C, Boston, Virginia, Philly, New York and possibly Maine and Vermont breweries!)
A few weeks ago, A had a birthday and seeing as how it was a big one (25!), I really wanted to do something special. A said he just wanted to go hiking on the Columbia River Gorge and go beer tasting. Hiking + beer? You don' t have to ask me twice!
After a day of running around Harry Potter World, the next few days of our vacation were spent doing just the opposite. A and I spent our days reading and relaxing on the beach, going beer tasting and watching lots of movies on Redbox. It was exactly what we needed before heading home to prepare for finals.