Saturday, July 31, 2010

Spokane (and Corvettes!)

Tom and I headed to Spokane yesterday for the wedding of his best friend from junior high.  n the way we werethrilled to see ever more windmills on the barren (but windy) chaparral covered hills of Eastern Washington.

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When we cross the Columbia River near The Gorge at George (where fabulous concerts take place every summer), I begged Tom to snap a few photos, since I was driving.

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Also since I was driving, I took advantage of our agreed upon “driver’s prerogative” and stopped at the Wild Mustang Monument overlooking the river.  Looking one way, I saw this:

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And turning about 45 degrees, I saw this:

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And turning another 45 degrees, I saw this!

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That’s Tom reading about Kauai in the car!  hey dude – be here now!

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I love the Eastern Washington evening sky in the summer!

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When we got to Spokane, we lucked out with a hotel upgrade that put us in an executive suite with an amazing view of the river and were treated to a fabulous breakfast buffet this morning.

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After breakfast we went for a walk (accompanied by a sudden summer rainfall) in Riverfront Park.

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I loved this newly-planted tree…

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…which was planted with love and is sure to grow big and strong.

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What a gorgeous park!

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And then suddenly, as if the heavens had opened up and rained Corvettes instead of raindrops, we came upon this:

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…and Tom was in heaven.  (Marco, you would have been too!)

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Do you see the love in his eyes?  (As I post this, he’s on his iMac, searching “Corvette, for sale.”

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So if he buys one of these beauts, this is the company he’ll keep:

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Can we say “old geezer” and “mid-life crisis”?!

Heading up to Tom’s sisters cabin (where I hope there’s wifi!) on Lake Pend Oreille after the wedding today.  My first plan is to swim across Bottle Bay, a distance of, oh, about a half a mile.  Tom will be in the kayak along my side, with my camera at his side.  Stand by…

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5 comments:

建葉葉輝 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗..................................................

v彥伶林 said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

Margaret said...

Perfect photos--I love Spokane! However, I hate Corvettes. They do scream mid-life crisis. ;)

Lorrene said...

Men!!!! They are able to get out of the car to look at a Corvette.
Wild horses and beautiful scenery just didn't move him.

hahahateehee

Goofball said...

ooooooh now I get so many memories of the get togethers we had with exchange students in Spokane

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