The Oregon Trail Motel provides a ticket for breakfast at their restaurant that we took advantage of. We both got a couple buckwheat pancakes. Steve thinks that fueled our long day. Sunny warm weather returned today and that helped too. We rode over three passes and had over 4000’ of climbing! Our original plan was to stop at Austin Junction where there was a cafe that allowed camping but the cafe closed. Our second choice, Prairie City was just 18 downhill miles from John Day. So here we are!
We’ve begun to see more "eastbounders" coming towards us. Sometimes we stop and talk and exchange information. We were where they are now but it seems a long time ago!
We’re camping at the fairgrounds in John Day next to the horse barn. They have showers and WIFi for us! Our needs are few!