Friday, September 21, 2012

Days in Spokane

We have been in the Spokane area for the last few weeks in a few different spots. We had left Lake Roosevelt on Thursday, the 13th, planning on staying at Riverside State Park-Bowl and Pitcher which is in Spokane. When we got there all the riverfront sites were taken and so we decided to just stay at a KOA in Spokane Valley, which is near where our friends Dave and Silvia live. We called them once we got set up at the KOA. They said come on over and so we did. We had a good time catching up, talking politics,etc. We then went to their favorite sushi place in downtown Spokane, which was delicious as we had remembered from going there last year. We left Savannah to visit with their golden doodle, Bentley and I think they had a good time without their humans around.

Didn't take but a few pictures. In the blog from our last visit I took a lot of pictures of their beautiful backyard that Silvia created. What a relaxing place to spend some time.

Saturday we stopped at the Farmer's Market at Liberty Lake and visited with them as Silvia sold some of the jewelry she sells. What a talented lady. We had some pizza that is made in a big pizza oven right at the market and bought some fruits and vegetables. Sunday we got together again and spend the afternoon and evening at their house. We continue to have great weather and so sat out on their deck into the early evening. I had brought some cold poached alaskan salmon with a yogurt-lime sauce I made, an alaskan salmon appetizer I made from canned salmon bought in Valdez and a quinoa with mango and black bean salad. They made a fresh mozzarella,tomato and basil appetizer, a green salad and some good wine. Good food and more great conversation. We hope to get together again before we leave the area. We also went to Joyce and Dennis's another day and spent the afternoon with more good conversation. Joyce made a nice dinner of pork, red potatoes and a salad. Very good. We will try to get together with them again as well. Hopefully I will take some pictures then as I was bad in not taking any. We had picked up our mail that we had delivered to Dave and Silvia's and one of the rv magazines had an article about a rv renovator who is right in Spokane. We had planned to try Riverside State Park again and so stopped at their shop about custom building a desk/table combination to replace the free standing table. It will take at least 2 weeks and maybe up to 4 to complete as they are pretty busy at this time of the year. They will send us the drawing before we give them the go ahead. We were able to get a site at the state park though we will need to move to a different spot after a few days. This is one of the nicest campgrounds in the area and so is busy even though off season now. We have a great spot on the water and have electric.

We met some nice people who were camped next to us. While sitting around talking to them, a couple of women they had met camping while here stopped by and we had more conversation and laughs. They belong to a group called Girls on the Fly. It is a group of women who go camping together with no men and no pets, sort of a woman's weekend out. There are groups over over the US. They mostly have some trailers which they sometimes paint themselves. Sounds like a fun group. We didn't do too much expect some more shopping at Walmart, Petco and finally a trip to our favorite, Trader Joe's. The riverfront sites were full on the weekend and so we headed north just 6 miles or so to the other section of the state park, 9 Mile Campground, which is right on the Lake Spokane. We really love this spot and it is there is hardly anyone staying here. There is a boat launch which was busy on the weekend but only two other rvs here when we got here and 3 more on the weekend.



Savannah loves sitting on the grass and we let her off leash for awhile to run around.


We plan to get out and do some kayaking while we are here. More days in paradise.

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