Day: September 24, 2010

Going to Spokane

We were on our way out of Seattle to Spokane a little after 11am. We got there a little before 4pm and checked into the hotel, The Davenport. The Davenport was the hotel in Spokane’s hey-day, went abandoned for many years and was restored about 10 years ago.

Gay’s dad and aunts came to the hotel to meet us and we had cocktails in the lobby restaurant before dinner. We then took a walk around downtown Spokane, happening upon the eve of the grand opening of a new Apple Store. As usual for Apple events, there were a couple guys waiting in line for the 10am opening the next day — Spokane has weirdos who like to wait in line for no reason too. Whodathunkit that Spokane would get an Apple store?!? Either Spokane is growing or Apple is now that mainstream (I think the latter).

We walked to the Davenport Hotel’s newer hotel, The Davenport Tower, which is really just across the street from the original and had dinner there in the Safari Room.

Rhino riding

House Progress

Gay’s brother is getting married this tomorrow in Spokane. We took the 9am ferry, stopped at Meta Marble to look at some marble samples that the designers like and then we went to the house to check on the progress (after another stop at Top Pot Doughnuts). The master bedroom/bathroom framing is basically done, the kids’ bathroom wall is framed and a new header has been put in place, one of the walls in a kids’ room is re-framed because a door was moving and the plumbers upgraded the 3/4″ water line from the street with a 1 1/4″ pipe.