Old historic Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.
The first full day of the little road trip was to get acquainted with Spokane.
That included walking through this old hotel in downtown.
Would this be a wonderful place to have afternoon tea?
Then upon winding through Spokane we searched high and low
and finally found Manito Park.
It was quite beautiful with a botanical garden,
rose garden, Japanese garden, and conservatory.
School children were out in droves enjoying a beautiful day in the garden.
An end of the school adventure with notebooks and inquisitive minds
were present. The boy in the picture was rolling down the hill.
Have you ever done that? I loved doing that as a child.
I had never heard of a lollipop plant,
My "live-in gardener" and I were quite impressed
with the collection of plants in the conservatory.
Then a brief walk in the Japanese Gardens
before we headed to tea time at Brambleberry Cottage.
After tea we were amazed that we could drive in one hour
to Priest River, Idaho, for a little visit with friends in the evening.
It might seem rather packed, but really was a day of delight;
which also included a morning walk by the river and falls in Spokane.
There again our day was framed by rivers rushing by.
Springtime and melting snow seems to do that as it
rushes by and delights us.
Then again tea flowed in the afternoon in the tearoom too.
How wonderful to have the opportunity for a short get-away.