"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

October 11, 2015

Oct. 9-10 - Spokane, WA

“We Travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” —Anonymous

We've spent the last two days visiting Stan's Aunt and cousins in Spokane. We drove up through central Oregon where the scenery changes from forest to high desert. Besides lots of National Forest the area is used for ranching and farming...but the fields definitely look different here. Huge rolling hills used to grow wheat in Oregon and crop circles in Washington that seems to have all kinds if things still growing in them. They use center pivot irrigation so the fields look like circles. It was very interesting to see. 

Stan's aunt kept us busy exploring the Spokane area and we'll feed. Some of our activities included a walk through the gardens at Manito Park, a local theater production of "Catch Me If You Can", driving around town to see the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, a visit to Coeur d'Alene in Idaho and the Chinese Lantern Festival along the Spokane River. We've had a lot if fun visiting with Jean, Karen, Tim, Avery and Carson and we look forward to coming back...especially so Stan can do a little fishing. 

Central Oregon
Satellite view of some of the fields in southern Washington 
Manito Park in Spokane
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Chinese Lantern Festival

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