Saturday, August 15, 2009

More Summer Adventure


We traveled across the mountains to the east side of Washington to visit more relatives the last half of our trip. This is the view one cousin has from the backside of his house. Isn't it beautiful?

The countryside east of the mountains is pretty dry with the exception of where there is irrigation. This is a wheat field that has been harvested in the background.

The photos are not really in the correct order we saw them but the one above is of the Columbia River after we crossed to the east side of it. Pretty dry and rocky most of the area around it too unless you get right up to the shore and in the recreation area where the sprinklers were going.

While in Spokane we had a picnic in this beautiful park. It was a lovely afternoon with no wind. I was amused when our aunt thought it was windy one day and we just considered it a slight breeze. In Nebraska we get hot winds a lot of time during the summer and cold winds in the winter. That makes it sound pretty awful here but it really isn't. We love living here with the lack of people, cars and traffic and lots of sunshine.

While in Spokane we visited St. Johns Episcopal Cathedral - wow what a beautiful church. This is the stained glass rose window at one end but there were lots of other large beautiful stained glass windows in this church. If you ever get a chance to visit the Spokane area take a side trip to see this Gothic inspired church.

The main reason we took this trip at this time was that John's only surviving aunt and uncle were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They have always been special to John as he was born on their wedding day. Oops, I just told you how old he is...just keep it a secret between us OK?

We joke that other 60 yr olds look a lot older than we are - by the way I am not quite there yet. I figure if I feel good and can do the things I want to do then who cares what age you are. Right?

It has taken a couple of days to recover though. Our plane didn't get in to Omaha until 10 pm and it is a 3 hour drive from their to get home so we ended the trip on a late night. Our trip was short but enough time to see people and enjoy seeing another part of the country.

Lynn

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