Thursday, June 14, 2018

Spokane, All in a Day on the Road

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,
have you?

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.


wisps of words said...

Completely delightful...

And since you paced yourselves, it was fine.

Oh those old hotels. So wonderful, when they are preserved. -happy sigh-

That Lollipop plant is the cutest! :-)))

Jeanie said...

It's such a charming hotel -- I don't know if I ever would have left! Thank goodness you did -- the garden is splendid and I'm sure it was even more so in person!

Red Rose Alley said...

Sometimes those old hotels can be so charming. We visited one near Disneyland, and had the best hot chocolate on a cold day. The lollipop plant is different and have never seen it before. Sounds like a fun filled day for you, Marilyn.


Tracy said...

How BEAUTIFUL the hotel, and very European! And so is the botanical garden! How sweet the little boy rolling down the hill... oh, I remember stuff like that--a long time ago. That would be fun to do now...although I'd probably go "ouch!" afterwards, and be aching tomorrow... ;) And how sweet the trio of little girls, with their colorful backpacks. Have never seen or heard of a Lollipop Plant--it looks almost tropical! Very fun to see a little from your time away, Marilyn! :) ((HUGS))