Hyper-Blog #27

Aug 2010

Reason Breweries Stuff Biking

Date # Town ST Hotel? Cheap? History Other to Be (Raided)
(miles) Trophies Prize of the Town Bypassed
2-Aug 1 Aberdeen WA Possible
Possible No Logging 0

Groceries Ambiance that gave Kurt Cobain his sunny personality History museum
2-Aug 2 South Bend WA Possible
County No Oysters 0

Cheap paperbacks Not a lot of traffic Spending the night
2-Aug 3 Astoria OR Yes No County Maritime Fishing 2 Bike trail 8 None Scenic views of Columbia River More bike trails
3-Aug 1 Astoria OR

Canning Yep, fishing 0 Observation tower (foggy)
None The tower
3-Aug 2 Portland OR Yes Yes!

Hippies 2 Hostel beergarden 2 None Folk music, oddly enough
4-Aug 1 Portland OR Yes Yes! State Maritime Shipping 1
5 Flag; R. Crumb Book of Genesis Weird dormitory Three more breweries
5-Aug 1 The Dalles OR Yes Sort of County Local citizens Cherries 0 Tries hard to snag tourists from scenic Hood River 3 None Quiet night in hotel room with mountain view Local restaurants
6-Aug 1 Arlington OR Possible Probably

Someone has to be here
Gas station
Groceries One of the towns every 30 miles where a cyclist might spend a night Spending the night
6-Aug 2 Pendleton OR Yes Yes County Brothel and Underground Livestock 1 Cheap farmer's market by Portland standards
Blackberries 100th anniversary rodeo this year; still lots of saloons Rodeo Hall of Fame
7-Aug 1 Umatilla Reservation OR Possible

If they're a sovereign nation, so am I Casino
7-Aug 2 La Grande OR Yes Yes
Firefighting Livestock 1

8-Aug 1 La Grande OR Yes Yes
Church, hike Yep, livestock
Very quiet on Sunday 2 Stick Cool temperature Scenic drives
9-Aug 1 Boise ID Yes Yes
Mostly closed Mondays
2 Riverfront bike trail 6
Fancy yet cheap hotel Everything 'til tomorrow
10-Aug 1 Boise ID Yes Yes State Statehouse, Basques Old gold mines 1
8 Potato pin Basquetown Art museum
11-Aug 1 Pocatello ID Yes Yes County
Trains 1 Street festival 6
Half-county fair with junior mutton bustin' Natural history museum

16-Aug 1 Soda Springs ID Possible Probably Town Springs Mineral water 0 Geyser, soda spring

Carbonated water - bring your own dipper Fancy antique hotel
16-Aug 2 Montpelier ID Yes Yes County Oregon Trail with reenactors To keep going 0 Truck stop dinner 5
Mile high: air conditioners optional Scenic Bear Lake

20-Aug 1 Baker City ID Possible Maybe County
Old gold mines 0

Directions to stuff that was closed Brew pub (evenings only)
20-Aug 2 Yakama Reservation WA Possible Maybe Local

Sticker They love horses, but don't admit the white man brought those Town of Toppenish
20-Aug 3 Yakima WA Yes Yes!

Fruit 0
All-night Happy Hour Brewery (business hours only)
21-Aug 3 Yakima WA Yes Yes! Regional Trolley, arboretum Yep, fruit 0 Soda fountain 15 Sticker Town so antique, people drink soda and wave at the conductor