Sunday, June 22, 2014

Baker City, OR to Ontario, OR

"People who need people are the luckiest people in the world."---Barbra Streisand

Today we were reminded, again, how many truly nice people there are in the world. We were trying to figure out how to get to church, but what was more difficult was getting to Ontario---80 miles away---after church.  9000 people, we were told, live in Baker City. We were, also, told that they have more cattle than people. Not exactly a cab driving mecca. Our options were to either take a very expensive taxi ride, or the Greyhound bus which would arrive in Ontario at 9:50pm---which is about two hours past our current bedtime. (I'm not even kidding about that either). I had been texting my friend Anne and mentioned our predicament. Well, lo and behold, she has a cousin in Baker City! She hooked us up with Lyle. He drove us to Ontario after church and he picked us up at the motel to take us to church. Wow! He had never met us before. He barely got word last night that we needed help. Very cool! And to make it even better, he taught us about ranching as we drove. He owns a beautiful ranch in an area we rode through yesterday, and was just the nicest, most pleasant person you could ever meet. Thanks Anne! Thanks Lyle!

Back on the road tomorrow.


  1. Hey there Leslie it's Trish Warnock... Just got caught up on your blog... tired and inspired is the theme of reading it! But seriously you and Mike are amazing! What an adventure! Your blog is great and you do a really good job of describing everything so I can "see" it too.. It will be fun to go on a ride when you get home. If you ever feel like getting on the bike again. Be safe!!

  2. I'm luvin your blog Les! And...I'm so proud of you and Mike for keeping the Sabbath. I'm sure it was a MUCH needed rest. I can see I made the right choice not to join you on this ride. I don't think I could have made those LONG HARD GRINDS. You two are AMAZING!

  3. Thanks for sharing your journey!! We love YOU!!

  4. I hope you sang Barbara Striesand at the top of your lungs. Great people in I-DA-HO!