August 3, 2017

Spokane Summer Getaway

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.

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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.

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Mono Lake from high above.

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Somewhere over Washington, from high above.  Looks like a cartoon drawing.spokane summer 2017-5
Wouldn't be a trip to Spokane without a visit to the gardens at Manito Park ...

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My [literally] sweet niece with chocolate lips ...

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My MIL's garden rivals Manito gardens in beauty ...spokane summer 2017-11
Drove out to Green Bluff for lunch. Cherries in season.

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Pie cherries.  So for lunch, I ordered cherry pie.  Nothing else, just pie.  Yummm.

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Little Dude having a huge serving of huckleberry ice cream.

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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.

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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...

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My pickings near the beginning of our outing.

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I spy 2 dudes ...

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My pickings after 90 minutes.  Between the four of us, we probably accumulated about a full 1 quart bag.

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On top of Mount Spokane for our picnic lunch.

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With huckleberry snacks.

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The view was pretty swell.

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My perspective.

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Big Dude's perspective.  Why, yes, I am double fisting the cameras.  Of course.

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Mount Spokane's Vista House.  It's like it grows right out of the stones.

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Surreal Little Dude.  Art.

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The impetus behind our visit:  Big Dude's 30th high school reunion.

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I might have eaten tons of berries every day.  In the form of cobbler, ice cream, pie, cake, pancake, and waffle.

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Went to Chaps for breakfast.  It was indeed "sweet".  If you're ever in Spokane, go.

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Cloud splendor.

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Salton Sea from above.  This lake is HUGE.  The biggest in CA, as a matter of fact (by area, not volume).

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Coming back into SoCal...  Home again, home again, jiggity jig.

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1 comment:

Anita Johnson said...

So much to comment on...the lupine, the berries, the view, a reunion. Your photos are wonderful!