Sumpter Junction Restaurant - Baker City, Oregon

Saturday, May 28, 2016
We made the decision to drive through the night for our first "day" of travel and I am so glad we did. The girls slept right through (so did this mama) and Justin drove. When I did wake up, we were making a pit stop for breakfast. This was in Baker City, Oregon. A very small town in the middle of Oregon somewhere. At first I was a little apprehensive. It was a very small time, and frankly.. I seemed to be the only gal of color around. I never even think to worry about those types of things in bigger cities, but I seriously got an eery feeling about being in Baker City, Oregon. To my surprise, I was very much wrong. No one looked at us differently, no one treated us differently, and the service was great. There is a huge casing inside this small restaurant that goes throughout the entire place and inside is a train. It's constantly moving and Ava loved it so much! 

Ava ended up bringing in a Minnie Mouse playbook (although we tried to have her leave it in the car) and the waitress that took our order came back out with this:

Ava was so stinkin' excited when she saw her Minnie Mouse pancake. It really is the little things that make my heart flutter with my child. That act of thoughtfulness made my whole day. Justin and I ordered hearty meals as well and they were SO good! The only thing I didn't care for was the bathroom facility. Then again, I am a complete GERM- O- PHOBE + any restroom without seat covers is enough to make me cringe. 

Aside from that, we enjoyed ourselves. We got compliments on how beautiful our girls were and lots of smiles. 

If we road trip back to Washington, I hope we get to stop here again. Small town dining isn't always bad. I especially love the fact that it wasn't a chain. You can eat at IHOP anytime. 

♥- Leilani

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