Friday, May 27, 2016

Historic Redmond

Today we went back out to Smith Rock.  We were going to cross the bridge and turn left this time.  Unfortunately I forgot to bring socks.  I hate when that happens.  So we decided we would go in to the historic downtown district of Redmond and walk.
Here is the  Redmond sign and a cheerful basket of flowers.  Local business reporting is predicting another surge in population in this part of Oregon.  Bend is pretty full, so growth may be pushing north into Redmond.  It's hard to know how the current population would feel about being the "next Bend."

One of the pawnshops in the historic district. 

Suzanne of Take to the Highway saw these pants in Santa Paula, and here they are in Redmond.  We were particularly taken with the size of the skirt on the dress in the window.  That's an impressive amount of fabric.

I love this piercing place.  One the left, out of frame, there is a pirate flag.  The evil pumpkin guys is very fetching.

Here we have an excellent example of realtor speak.  "Charming historical bungalow, in an area of upscale offices and well kept homes, just blocks from restaurants and shopping."

We were laughing so hard, I forgot to get a picture of the house, but here is a blow up of the flyer.  It's just an old house on a tiny lot, and they want $249,900 for it.

Here are the "well kept homes" across the street.  If I were an out of town buyer, I would be extremely unhappy after traveling to see this vintage charmer.

We stopped in a hardware store after downtown and lunch, it's called Coastal.  They're only in Washington and Oregon.  If you see one, go in.  If they don't have it, you don't need it.  If my feet were not cursed, I'd be trying these on.  Pretty.....

They have the biggest selection of Wranglers that I have seen anywhere.  There is fishing stuff, farm stuff, clothing, hardware and etc.

Today was another really windy day.  We actually wore long pants and I had a vest on.  Cold!


  1. Hah -- I was wearing fleece up until noon today even in Arkansas! It was overcast, breezy, and 70 degrees. Bet all the folks who came to swim were not pleased. Got warmer and sunny in the late afternoon, but this has been a very cool month overall even in our travels in the deep south. Surprising!

  2. I am just now catching up on my blog reading after running away from home. My, those pants do travel, don't they?? I think they must paint them on the manikin!