Whew! We're finally in Oreburgh! The trip went pretty well, actually - we camped last night about a mile from Oreburgh Gate, and then went the rest of the way this morning. There were a lot more other trainers on this route than we saw before, which makes sense... there's a lot of back-and-forth traffic between the mines and the construction projects in Jubilife, which means people taking their Pokémon along for protection.
The Gate itself was interesting - basically a cavern that naturally goes through most of the mountain, which the Oreburgh miners dug the rest of the way through to make a shortcut to Canalave (instead of having to go all the way around through Eterna). There's a whole cave system underground, but I didn't have time to explore it. Maybe when I'm on my way back.
As soon as I let everyone out of their Pokéballs in town, Shinx and Stonewall got into an argument about something. I'm not sure what it was about - wishing yet again that we could understand these guys :( - but I eventually had to break them up before they started fighting. Weird. Starly and Pip-Pip have been chirping back and forth too, but I get the feeling their argument is a little more playful (or maybe just more sassy).
Planning to take a walk around town, maybe check out the museum - I can take my time before trying for the gym. Catch you all later!