READING Hadn't heard before about the weekend shopping bus from the La Grande area north and east into the country not much renowned as a shopping center - Enterprise and Joseph. Now we have.
There are crafts businesses and other retailers in those cities, but they're a tad out of the way for most people - an hour's drive (albeit a pretty one) from La Grande. The buses make an event out of it, as the Wallowa County Chieftain notes:
"Down the street and around the corner, Wendy Stewart's Bee Charmed Marketplace also did great business - selling more than a month's-worth of product in one day. 'It was really great,' said Stewart. 'It is well worth being a sponsor for this event. I have more customers come in during the bus tour than I do in three winter months added together.' Up in Joseph the good sales continued, with Joseph Fly Shop and Lamb Trading Company reporting 'brisk sales.'"