August 22nd and 23rd ~ Baker City to Joseph, OR
Upon leaving our Harvest Host winery near Baker City Wednesday morning, we once again traveled a ways on gravel roads before rejoining the highway.
Still traveling through hay and cattle country.
This portion of our trip was along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway.
We stopped in the small town of Richland for breakfast and found the locals friendly and helpful. They suggested that we take a small detour through the town of Halfway.
We thought we were walking into a gallery attached to a church and found out that we had walked into someones private residence – OOPS. Lucky for us the owner was congenial and ended up inviting us to see some of his artwork and carvings.
The Hells Canyon Overlook was probably stunning without the smoke layer, but the views were very limited at the moment which was a let down.
Continuing on our journey, we decided to overnight next to the charming town of Joseph, OR.
About six miles out-of-town is a state RV park right on Wallowa Lake which was perfect for the evening.
Dinner in town.
We found that the hardware store sells horse shoes and if cantaloupe get too ripe, they give them away.
The next morning we returned into town to try to find Tim a T-shirt with “Joseph” on it. We managed to get two shirts, a hat and a trinket necklace with earrings for me.
GRATITUDE MOMENT: Today I am grateful that our inadvertently walking into someones home did not turn out badly.
COMING NEXT: More of NE Oregon and continuing into Idaho and Eastern Washington.