Our first day was spent having a nice breakfast at Boots on Main Street and a day spent doing errands topping off the evening with a nice dinner and drinks with Ara at The Blackbird Tavern & Kitchen, a new place that had just been open a week.
|Our grandson, Arlo. He's a cutie & a hugger!|
|Grandson, Dallas, Travis, Mike's son & his girlfriend.|
|Ara & me at the Spokane River trying to cool off - 106. Yikes!|
|Ara, and our grandson, Robert. Fun times with family!|
The next day we headed north 2.5 hours to our friend's home on 20 acres along the Columbia River. This is where we plop ourselves as a base for our time in WA. Again, we arrived in time for dinner out on Mike & Leslie's deck while watching the deer and other wild life.
|Entering the Valley. As soon as I see those mountains, I'm back "home".|
What's a few selfies between friends!
Buddy Guy was also playing in Spokane the same day at the beautifully renovated Fox Theatre and we were lucky to score tickets via friends who had bought tickets but couldn't make it. It also gave us a chance to meet up with my friends, Wendy & Brigette. The concert was incredible! Extremely enjoyable plus he brought along his 16 year old protege, Quinn Sullivan . Highly recommend going to hear them, if you have a chance.
Mike even found a bit of time to play with metal and welding tools, something he really misses!! So 3 more good friends are now proud owners of Mike's bottle opener invention that works like a charm!
Plan B meant an excellent afternoon and evening in Nelson, BC. We had a leisure coffee at Cafe Oso Negro while the rains came down. Once it let up, we strolled through town and the many wonderful artisan shops and enjoying the flowers and statues up and down Baker Street. This was the one day the temps dipped drastically and I was forced to wear a jacket to keep my thin blood warm. We headed home after another good meal at Max & Irma's.
Our evening was spent in Spokane having dinner and drinks with friends, Jeannette, Vicki & Cece, at the Elk Public House in Brown's Addition, a favorite of ours.