A visit to Spokane wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Manito Park, which contains a rose garden, Duncan Garden, Gaiser Conservatory, and Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden. It is a lovely destination for a few hours, with unusual varieties of roses, a formal garden, and a sweet Japanese garden.
Along the way we found the Episcopal Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The final photo is of the organ pipes and rose window, which was all really magnificent.
Our visit to Spokane was made very special by two visits with old friends. Jim and Kathy came from Othello, WA, to have lunch with us and gab the afternoon away. And then we drove to Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (about 30 minutes away) to have dinner and spend the evening with our other friends in the area, Jeff and Gayla. It is so good to reconnect with familiar faces when you have been on the road for a while! We loved hearing about their lives and appreciated their curiosity about our extreme lifestyle. Thanks, Friends! You make the journey memorable for us.