One of the great things about living in the Salem Oregon area is that we are kind of centrally located. Portland is just an hour north, the coast is about 1.5 hours west, and central Oregon is about two hours away. Depending on what kind of lifestyle you want to have, Salem is in good position for a weekend getaway.
I haven’t blogged all week because I was in central Oregon. Bend in fact. I hadn’t been there for 15 years so it was interesting to see how different Bend was this time around. I personally couldn’t live in Bend as it is too hot and arid for me, but it is a great place for a weekend jaunt or week-long vacation from Salem.
One of the fun things about moving to a new area is exploring what is offered around you. Many people move to Oregon for the “outdoor” lifestyle, and Smith Rock State Park, where this photo was taken, is part of that outdoor lifestyle.
If you are considering relocating to the Salem Oregon area and are trying to figure out where to get away for the weekend, consider a visit to the Bend area.