Last Day in Spokane

Deer Park, WA

Today was our last day in the Spokane area so, after a morning of cleaning and waxing the motorhome we headed for the city for some bicycling on the Centennial Trail, a paved bike path that goes through Spokane all the way to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho (about 25 miles away).    We thought about riding the entire distance but felt we didn’t have time, since we didn’t get into the city until the afternoon.  Otherwise, we would have ridden the entire length of the trail and back.  Maybe on our next visit!!  But we did ride a few miles to the west of town, which took us up some pretty steep hills (sure do miss those Florida bike rides).

Just as we were about to leave the motorhome, we received an email from our daughter, Jessica, complaining that back home in York, PA it was raining so hard that it looked like it was snowing.  She attached a picture of the rain, apparently to make us feel guilty.  Well, that didn’t work, as we just sent her a picture of her mother enjoying the nice weather of Spokane.

A beautiful day in Washington

Centennial Trail with the Spokane River far below

Since it was someone’s birthday, we decided to treat her to a nice lunch.  So we rode the trail into the city and stopped at Clinkerdagger Steak, Chop, and Fish House, located in an old warehouse along the Spokane Falls.

Enjoying a cold Margarita with the falls in the background.

Below is a picture of the restaurant taken from the bridge seen in the background above.

After a long day of bicycle riding it is important to de-stress and review the news of the world.  What better way to get rid of the stress than reading the newspaper in a small coffee shop we discovered for the first time!

Tomorrow we plan to leave first thing in the morning and head west on I-90 to a park just east of Seattle.  We will be there for a week, while enjoying a visit from Jessica, who will fly in on Friday.  More on that later . . .

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2 Responses to Last Day in Spokane

  1. Deb says:

    Was that young lady old enough to drink that margarita?
    Spokane sounds like an interesting place with lots to see/do. Enjoy the visit w/Jess.

  2. Marsha says:

    That’s the way to put Jessica back in her place. A photo of sunshine should make her cry…hehe
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY girlfriend. You are looking good as ever!
    We saw Clinkerdagger. Love their outdoor seating area. That is a HUGE Margarita. You sure there isn’t a law against drinking and biking?
    Wait…I recognize that cup from that SMALL coffee shop, and I recognize that man.
    YEA! Jessica is coming. You all will have a wonderful time together. I know you will have a delightful photo of all three of you in the “original” SMALL coffee shop, drinking a delicious beverage. Take your patience with you…the line is looooooong.

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