Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spokane


Typically when we travel to a hockey tournament the team's hotel is just off a highway or exit, with nothing around but chain restaurants, if there is anything. In Spokane this past weekend, we stayed right on the river, in the heart of the downtown. Alexi and I looked at each other in amazement when we realized it, unable to believe our luck. We walked to local restaurants and shops, rode the historic carousel, even saw a movie (The Lorax). We spent a lot of time in Riverfront Park getting to and from our hotel to downtown, playing soccer with pinecones, batting them with sticks. There is great universal pleasure in green spaces. The scenes of families, people out walking their dogs, couples on benches completely absorbed in each other, could have been anywhere.

5 comments:

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I agree with you about green spaces. I don't think I could live in a city without them. Your photograph with the yellow flowers has such a beautiful balance of color and in composition.

Sammi said...

I am surrounded by green, and in the winter it is wet and brown and gets everywhere (including in my bed- don't even ask!) but when the sun is shining it is so beautiful. Dog walks get longer and life is good :)

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thank you, Denise.

Sammi: I imagine there are many advantages to having a dog, one of them being getting outside, regardless of the weather.

Francesca said...

There are the familiar sites!

KPiep said...

Sounds fantastic!