Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Another Hurricane

So in the 6 years I have lived here I have gone through 4 hurricanes.

1st was Galveston's near miss but still felt it
Hurricane Rita his in September 2005.

Then 2nd, almost exactly 2 years later, in September 2007 was another near miss
Hurricane Humberto.

Almost exactly year later in September 2008 was the one that ended up hitting us.
Hurricane Ike.

So today Hurricane Alex is so big that the rim of it will reach here and throw down a lot of rain and wind. It is going to be a long night.


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Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Spokane River Front Park and Art Fest

We went downtown and ate at Cyrus O'Learys. AD and I got a Chicken Parmesan Sandwich. It was really good. Then to The Spokane River Front Park. We all went on the Spokane Skyride and saw a bird eye view of the river and the falls. A nice view. Then AD and I went on the 1909 Carousel. During the ride you can reach out and grab a small plastic ring and then try to throw it into a hole to make a ding sound. AD made one. AD also told me back then they had a brass ring you tried to reach and someone would pull it away like a pinata. Hence the expression, "Reach for the brass ring." We then went to the IMAX and watched a movie about the Hubble telescope with included some incredible images from the telescope. It really felt like you were there in space.

We then went to the Spokane Art Festival. A lot of great art work. Talked to a couple of photographers and got some helpful tips. AD and Jk bought some art. The artist works with fractals. They are really good. AD and JK bought 3 and one for Mom.

Then headed home and picked up Taco Bell. I had some Take the Cake ice cream.

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Great View on a Lake

AD and JK took the day off and took Mom and I to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho which is just east of Spokane.  We went to Coeur d'Alene lake and walked down a street with store and food places up and down the street that reminded me of Belmont Shores in So Cal. 

We ate at Pita Pit.  They fill a pita like a pocket full of stuff.  I got chicken souvlaki.  It was very good.  We then walked onto Figpickles Toy Emporium.  We spend a least an hour in there looking and playing with the toys.  They had all kinds of things like a moon that changes phases that you can put on a wall.  AD bought a small Tesla ball and bought one for me for an early birthday present. 

We then went to the hotel restaurant called the Dockside and had a Gooey sundae.  AD and Jk shared one and Mom and I shared one.  We got a peanut butter cup sundae.  Yummy. 

We then took an hour and a half cruise around the lake.  It was a nice view.  We saw houses on the lake that are only accessible by boat and mail is delivered to the houses by boat.  Then back home and made pizza.  A day of great views.

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