I promised to post some photos of our trip down to Spokane and without further ado:
We camped at Riverside State Park in Spokane - this was a funky peace sign alongside the trail. There was an osprey in a nest nearby - that bird squawked the entire time, and we could hear it from morning till night even over the roar of the river. There is a very extensive trail system along the river, a great place to visit. It was nice being sort of "in" the city, yet still have that wilderness feeling.
I did not really start to take pictures until we were on the the trip back home.
A quaint roadside scene near Hunters, Washington.
A free ferry near Gifford, Washington - takes you across Lake Roosevelt where you are able to drive up that side of the lake if you wish. Both sides would be just as scenic.
I LOVE when the balsam root flowers are in bloom - they were out in full!
First butterfly of the year. Almost the same pretty blue as the water and sky.
Just one of many roadside picnic areas along Lake Roosevelt. We found a few absolutely wonderful campsites which we plan on returning to in the future. We hand it to you Americans - you definitely have beautiful camping facilities - we have always had such positive camping experiences in the States.
My handsome chef. See, this is another thing we enjoy in the USA which we do NOT see here in Canada. The grill - we do not have these in Canada... at all in BC at any rate, that we have seen. Sad to say but if you vacationed here you would not find any of these in which to cook a bbq lunch. The nearest you would come is if you rented a campsite (they are going up $5 this year - which will make our local Hayne's Point Provincial Park a hefty $35 a night!!! With our dollar at par to the USA that's too steep for some people) The campsites which we checked out along our Washington weekend were an unbelievable $10 a night! What can I say.
And now, here are a few photos which I've taken to mark the signs of our early spring 2010.
Mystery mushroom - do YOU know what this might be?
Pink Lady Apple Blossoms
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I will blog again in the next few days as I find myself in the rare position of having more to blog about than I can fit (or you should have to read) in one post! I visited a dear friend the other day and she introduced me to yet ANOTHER hobby - as if I don't have enough to do already haha! It was a fabulous day together and I can't wait to share it with you. I also will be coming to visit YOU at your blog too, hopefully in the next few days. *wink*