Sunday, July 22, 2012

Day 20 - Joseph, OR iMBC2012

Today ended up being a rest day in Joseph, OR. All of us had long riding days coming up so we explored the town of Joseph and visited under the trees at the hotel in Joseph. It was a beautiful, cloud-free day at least until late afternoon when we heard some thunder in the distance. Joseph turned out to be a wonderful quiet town with a lot of interesting shops to explore on Main St. with a surprising variety of restaurants.

Most of the corners were decorated with planters and these wonderful bronze statues. I'm not sure why but there was a bronze gallery in town so maybe there was a local artist doing the work. It was a small town and I think that tourism may be the dominant industry though there are a number of ranches surrounding the town.

Another one of the bronze figures, I think that this one was in front of the post office. The mountains surrounding the town were beautiful and yesterday again demonstrated that Oregon has the best motorcycle roads.

The others came by the hotel around noon and after talking for hours, we looked for dinner. No one wanted to ride anywhere but fortunately Joseph was small enough to walk just about anywhere. By 8:30, the others staying in Enterprise headed out before dark and we said our good-byes. I'd say that iMBC2012 was a success and I'm glad that the others were willing to fit it to my travel schedule.


  1. Beautiful day! Glad there was so much to do and see to make it a productive down day. I lie the statues! Great detail. Even the last statue set of three bikes...captured the colors and detail perfectly. ;-)

  2. Wow, what a great day for you! I'm sure you took more pics. Our country is full of gems like Joseph. Maybe I should figure out how to get my name on so I'm not the anonymous wife anymore. I'm sure I have a google account.......

    1. Your account is a Google Apps account and should work...

  3. It was great to have the chance to chat too - Ride Safe.

  4. I wish we could have been with you and have a quiet day too. Meanwhile had our dinner 600km northwest of Joseph at Pateros, WA.

    Wishing you a safe trip home!

  5. That last picture makes them look like toy motorcycles the colors are so vivid.

    It was great just to visit and wander around. I even managed to get a sunburn.