A Hunting We Will Go

As the sun quickly sets on Spokane, Washington, we are are heading out for dinner. When we drive and then plan to drive again the next day, that’s what we do. We eat out. Quick, easy, no muss, no fuss.

When you are in and out, saving time becomes a priority. Why gussy the place up when you just have to un-gussy it in the morning for a quick getaway. And tomorrow, we need a quick getaway because we have an appointment at the Freedom RV storefront in Liberty Lake, Washington. And why is that, you ask? Because we cannot get the DVR to see the satellite, or visa versa. And, lord knows, we want to get DirecTV while we are out roughing it!! Just because. I mean, really, people, if you pay all this money to have the niceties of life, then that is what you should have. And satellites are the way to get it.

So, a quick in and out.

We had such an interesting day today after an interesting day yesterday. Yesterday we played 18 holes of golf on a golf course that we could actually walk to because it was right next to the RV park. And it was a lovely course. It had grass, which is more than I can say about Dairy Creek, our local course at home. It was inexpensive and it had trees so the golfer could shade up. Shade is important when walking a golf course. Even as north as we were in Walla Walla, the sun was intense. Luckily, most people playing were twosomes so we just zipped along. It only took about 4 hours to play. Great day. I lost but I don’t care. It was totally enjoyable.

We came back to the RV and barbecued chicken for dinner. Had a great meal before the big DEBATE. What an interesting debate it was. Never in my life did I think that a woman would be this close to the Presidency. And, by my account, Hillary did what most women do. In order to be considered plausible a woman must be twice as good. And she was. Mission accomplished, Hill. And that is all I will say about that.

Today, we got up and moved out. And drove from Walla Walla to Spokane via backroads. Eastern Washington is mostly rolling hills with no trees. Every field has been planted and the crops have been harvested. Golden is the color of the hills. Miles and miles of rolling golden hills with no trees. However, there are lots of windmills, the giant white type that generate electricity. On all the hilltops, there are these windmills. It is a very interesting landscape. Like the plains, with hills, as Rayman describes it.

We passed spots in the road like Starbuck. Who knew? And Dayton. Very cute berg. But mostly, it was just harvested fields. A few horses here and there. Were they wild? We think so. But the most impressive sight was the Snake. It slithered along. It is such a wide river to be completely awe inspiring. Remember, my idea of a river growing up was the Salinas River. Now, I can scoff. I’ve seen the Snake.

As we approached Spokane, the treeless landscape became more treed. Conifers mostly but colorful deciduous trees too. Spokane, at least on the 90 freeway, looks very industrial. It was a surprise. And lots of big churches. We hear there is a riverwalk but that didn’t happen tonight. After our gin and tonic, we drove to a place in a strip mall called ….Bistro and had a fabulous dinner. Three shellfish risotto. Yummy. Rated number one on Trip Advisor for restaurants in Liberty Lake, a suburb just east to downtown Spokane. Wow. We were impressed.

And so tomorrow, we head to the RV dealer and then to Idaho for a few days of golf and perhaps some fishing. I would love to catch a trout for dinner.

If you rush right up here, I’ll cook you fresh trout with all the trimmings. Anyone?

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