Wednesday, August 29, 2012

(Not so) Wordless Wednesday #WW


As I mentioned on Monday, I am trying to get back into some regular habits and routines that I enjoy.  Making art, exercising (mostly of the creative variety, but the physical kind might - and should make it's way in there), and...yes...blogging are all a part of the no-so-planned-plan to re-ignite my routines.  


Since I blog first and foremost for my own memory keeping purposes I have a few stories that I need to tell that I've not yet captured on the blog (as I've taken a self-imposed, albeit somewhat hard-drive fail assisted, hiatus of late).  One is the story of my summer vacation to the Pacific Northwest.  Since it's back to school time, I thought I'd take on that traditional back to school assignment over the next few Wednesdays.  


Those of you that view my blog at the site (rather than through a reader) may have noted the new masthead which appeared yesterday.  The giant wagon-turned-slide is an installment in the beautiful riverfront park in Spokane.  All of the photos above, along with the one of the giant wagon, were taken in that park.  After arriving at our hotel, my friends Chuck, Cherry Kay, Becky and I set out for a walk along the river in search of some dinner.  We finally settled on the Steelhead Bar and Grill a little closer to downtown.  


As you wander through the river front area, you might run into some wildlife.  Most of it is on rollerblades or bikes - however this guy also had a few friends climbing out of some of the most unusual places.


While we only enjoyed the outdoor elements of this beautiful park, it boasted an IMAX theatre, a really cool old carousel, and I'm pretty sure a couple of museums.  It's also the home to the Spokane Convention Center.  Having never visited the Pacific Northwest, I didn't really know what to expect.  I have to say Spokane was a truly charming city, full of natural beauty, and I'd love to go back and spend more than the one night we had to spend here.  


Before we headed back to the hotel to get some rest, we did a gondola ride out over the river and falls area.  It was very pretty, but the windows prevented any really good photos while we were out over the falls.  

After a long travel day, it was time to head back to the hotel and get some rest before we headed off to our home base in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.  To read about that, you'll have to stop back next Wednesday!

I saw this pin on Pinterest last night...thinking about combining all the things from this trip into a photo album like this.

                                                                                          Source: via Kara on Pinterest

 I did a similar one for my trip to London and Paris and absolutely loved the format.  Anyone else made an album like this for a trip before - got tips to share?

What did you do over your summer vacation?  Any vacation stories you need to write down or make a quick album out of before they are lost?

Better in Bulk

This week I'm linking up with Better in Bulk for Wordless Wednesday (although it's not very wordless at all in my case)

1 comment:

  1. I love the images from your vacation! And that Radio Flyer up there is just fabulous, so perfect for your blog title.

    I'm glad you put words with your wordless Wednesday post. :-)


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