On Friday night after work, I flew down to Bend, OR to visit one of my best friends - Meghan (Grout) and her two-year-old daughter Ava. Her husband was out of town on a fishing trip, so it gave us the chance to catch up and for me to play with Ava. On each trip to Bend, I'm always sure to pack my camera because in my mind, Bend is one of the most beautiful towns in America. Below are a few of the photos we captured during a couple of our outings. We quickly learned that candy was the best way to keep Ava happy. As a side note, you probaly can't tell from the photos, but Meghan is expecting baby #2 in mid-April - she looks great.