After watching the Memorial Day event in downtown Boise, we took a quick walk around the state capitol grounds.
French Canadian trapping and small scale silver mining both played a role in bringing settlers to the tree lined valley.
During the Civil War. the United States established Fort Boise to help protect from massacres along the Oregon Trail.
We were taking our time until the local stores opened. We needed to get a replacement screw for my face shield. Surprisingly, High Desert Harley Davidson was less than helpful….although they did tell us three times that they are the largest Harley dealership in the north west. That’s nice.
One of the mechanics did steer us to Cycle Gear of Meridian Idaho. The young woman there was VERY helpful. Not only did she dig through her inventory to find the right screw…she gave me two so that they would match. (I was just not keen on one being black and one being silver…it would have messed with my mind for miles.) AND….she didn’t charge us. (I need to send them a note praising her customer service….)
Geared up, we headed towards Pendleton, Oregon. This September will the be 100th Pendleton Round-Up where the town’s populations booms from 25,000 to over 100, 000. It looks like a great time.
The Pendleton Underground Tour of their historical redlight district would have been fun. However it was completely sold out. Apparently bus loads of tourists come for the one or two weekends a year they do the tours in full vintage costume.
We had a wonderful dinner at Hamley’s Steak house. I could have spent a fortune at their western goods store…but there was no room on the motorcycle. smile.
Photographs for this post were contributed by both The Teamster and myself…
(note: this was the only leg of The Tour with an alternate sponsor…due to regional unavailability of the primary sponsor. )