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A view from the highway in La Grande A view from the highway in La Grande

Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022: Day 6 – Early Morning in La Grande

By Nige on Tue 09 Aug 2022 at 05:53
Story: Holiday USA West Coast Road Trip in Aug 2022
Tags: Hertz | Hilton | Holidays | La Grande | USA

Another early rise this morning, but we had enjoyed enough sleep to start our day with a walk down to the local Starbucks.

This morning’s walk wasn’t the most attractive walk, since we had to walk alongside the main road out of La Grande and crossing two ramps on/off the I84.  It was 17 deg c this morning and it felt much warmer than our first morning walk in Twin Falls (13 deg c).  Warm enough for us to sit outside whilst we drank our coffees.

The walk down the main road in La Grande to Starbucks The walk down the main road in La Grande to Starbucks
The walk down the main road in La Grande to Starbucks

We reviewed our plan for the day.  Not too long a drive (195 miles or so); no significant stops along the way other that one or two possible viewpoints.  We had debated about whether we would partake in breakfast at the Best Western, but we decided to pick up some breakie at our Starbucks pit stop.  The dining room at the Best Western looked too much like a Hampton Inn with paper plates and the like.

Our Thoughts on the Best Western, La Grande

We are having an ongoing legal dispute with Best Western, West Yellowstone, so Best Western isn’t our first choice when staying away from home.  In La Grande, there’s no Hilton that we could have chosen instead.  Although we could have driven a further 50 miles to stay at Pendleton.

The Best Western in La Grande The Best Western in La Grande
The Best Western in La Grande

The Best Western at La Grande isn’t that impressive; the room we chose was clean and a good size with a separate seating area.  The breakfast didn’t look that inspiring so we didn’t bother hanging around to try the food.

Our Thoughts on La Grande

It’s a place to stop over and that’s about all you can say about La Grande.  It did have some half-decent restaurants though.

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Nige is one of the co-founders of The Billingham Blog and works as a freelance management consultant. He loves to fly in his spare time!

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