We have been extremely lucky landing in good RV parks this summer. Unfortunately our luck turned somewhat in Spokane Valley. Trailer Inns of Spokane's website is a serious piece of creative writing. Our site is 30 yards from the off-ramp for Business 90, on asphalt, with a few trees - one that blocks our satellite dish. Pulling in, the first row is all much older, sad, permanent rigs, and not welcoming at all.
|The green freeway Exit sign blends nicely with the trees outside our rig door|
It is noisy, dusty, and ugly, but I do feel safe here, the price for the week is fine, and the location is what we needed. They can't all be A+ locations, and I've found plenty to enjoy away from the park.
Spokane Valley is home to Bill's best friend Tom, and that's why we're here. Tom and Jill and daughter Laura came over Sunday evening to see our home. Always so fun to share our dream - they loved it :-) Dinner and a nice visit at their home rounded out the night. Forgot to take pics again.
Monday was a beautiful day with cool temps and bright blue skies. We spent the day at their house, and another friend, another Tom, joined us around 6:00. It was his truck that would take the three guys to Montana for their fishing trip.
|Bill and Tom unloading Bill's stuff|
|Best friends enjoy a brew|
|Hope Tom's truck is big|
|Tessa, Laura and Jill relax in the sunshine|
A quick breakfast and we were out the door by 9:00, headed for Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. Formally the location of the city's rail yards, the area along Spokane Falls was cleared out and cleaned up for the 1974 World's Fair. All that remains of the original buildings is the 1902 clock tower. The 100 acre park includes a pavilion, a sculpture walk, a vintage carousel, and several other both natural and creative highlights.
|There are several places in the park to enjoy the beautiful and powerful river|
|Many ways to enjoy the water throughout the park|
|Clock tower with beautiful chimes heard all over the park|
|Our destination in Post Falls, Idaho|
|Downtown Couer d'Alene|
|Great bike trail|
|Several shaded resting stops along the way|
|Beautiful views along the water|
|Signs of Fall in Idaho|
|View of the mountain at the tip of the "6"|
|Historic Campbell House|
|One man's unknown Story in the Cuban Missile Crisis|
|Missile launch control panel|
|The friendly skies in 1960 - love the uniform!|
|Mammoth jaw unearthed in Eastern Washington|
|A young man's Story about his father|
|Preserving a sad but important Story|
|Film of work on pillars|
|Some times I just don't "get" it|
|The first museum piece I've seen put up with push pins|
|On the way out I found my favorite (note he's already cut the first bar)|
|History for sale across the street from the museum|
|Several city streets drive through campus|
|St Aloysius Church is the center of the school|
|Historic and modern business district|
|Hotel on the corner|
|Hotel on two city blocks|