This is the Welcoming sign to Bend Oregon as you come in to town from Sisters & Tumalo on Highway 20. According to the sign that stands today (August 25, 2009), Bend's population is 80,995. This sign is just off Cooley road, and the mall lies just off to the South East of here.
I have been wanting some photos of this sign for a while now. I think it just fits this blog and this shot will probably find it's way to the header once I have a few more to incorporate along with it. Upon taking photos of this sign and along Cooley, I realized how bad I need to upgrade my digital camera and acquire a tripod. My photography is just not coming out as nice as I would like. This will have to do for the time being.