This is what a troublesome monsoon in Las Vegas looks like in San Diego. That monsoon delayed our flight 3 hours. So we stopped along the way and used up some of our wait at Coffee Coffee.
This is the shuttle stop in the *economy* lot, NOT the *long term* lot. This is an important distinction. Because when you return and try and get on the shuttle going back and you say "long term lot" ... you're wrong.
Mono Lake from high above.
Somewhere over Washington, from high above. Looks like a cartoon drawing.
Wouldn't be a trip to Spokane without a visit to the gardens at Manito Park ...
My [literally] sweet niece with chocolate lips ...
My MIL's garden rivals Manito gardens in beauty ...
Drove out to Green Bluff for lunch. Cherries in season.
Pie cherries. So for lunch, I ordered cherry pie. Nothing else, just pie. Yummm.
Little Dude having a huge serving of huckleberry ice cream.
My SIL is a beekeeper, y'all! Her bee hive is sooooo pretty. I wish I had a snapshot of her happy hive, but I only grabbed 1-second video footage of them.
My FIL took us to his top secret stash of wild huckleberries. Ok, not so secret. There were lots of people out foraging berries there...
My pickings near the beginning of our outing.
I spy 2 dudes ...
My pickings after 90 minutes. Between the four of us, we probably accumulated about a full 1 quart bag.
On top of Mount Spokane for our picnic lunch.
With huckleberry snacks.
The view was pretty swell.
Big Dude's perspective. Why, yes, I am double fisting the cameras. Of course.
Mount Spokane's Vista House. It's like it grows right out of the stones.
Surreal Little Dude. Art.
The impetus behind our visit: Big Dude's 30th high school reunion.
I might have eaten tons of berries every day. In the form of cobbler, ice cream, pie, cake, pancake, and waffle.
Went to Chaps for breakfast. It was indeed "sweet". If you're ever in Spokane, go.
Salton Sea from above. This lake is HUGE. The biggest in CA, as a matter of fact (by area, not volume).
Coming back into SoCal... Home again, home again, jiggity jig.