Bumps in the Road

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Our summer has had some stalls here and there.  Over the 4th of July weekend we were in a casino overflow parking lot in Coos Bay, Oregon with a broken refrigerator.  We found a repairman but there were complications and we ended up giving away a freezer full of food.  After a week without a fridge it was finally fixed on the Saturday before July 4th.  We bought the extended warranty on the trailer but after hashing it out with the insurance company we ended up paying for about half the repair.  Still it was done!  Yeah!   However since it was a holiday weekend we were forced to stay put because all the campgrounds in the area were full.  We were sitting in the trailer then BAM!  Someone hit the trailer.  A guy caught the top of the slide with his trailer when going around us.  The result looked like this.

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We were forced to stay at the casino even longer then.  We had a repairman straighten out the corner and make it water tight until we were able to have it properly fixed.  We have a type of insurance similar to homeowners insurance so this was covered.  This insurance company showed themselves to be more reputable than the extended warranty folks.

We then headed to Spokane, Washington where we had plans to pick up our granddaughter and take her to Glacier National Park for a couple of weeks.  We got to Spokane and toured Historic Spokane while waiting for her arrival the next day.

Historic Spokane

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Spokane County Courthouse
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Riverfront Park Clock Tower

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Washington Water Power Building
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Young woman photographing her dog by water building

Spokane Falls

 

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Foot bridge over the falls. We were told the water almost reaches the bridge in the spring.

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Anthony’s Seafood where we had a delicious lunch. Sitting on the deck you face the falls and Old Town
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Family feeding the ducks in Riverfront Park
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Riverfront Park resident Swallowtail

The following evening we picked up our granddaughter, Maura at Spokane International.

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Early the next day we headed for Montana.  I took these shots in St. Regis, MT.

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Ahhh. To be 12 year’s old!

I’ll cover the Glacier trip in my next post.  But in this one I’ll continue on with the Spokane area.  After our trip into Glacier we headed back to Spokane where we put Maura back on a plane.  We then headed on the next exciting phase of our summer which was three weeks in the parking lot of an RV repair place in Liberty Lake, WA, just outside of Spokane.  We shouldn’t complain.  We stayed rent free and there were full hook-ups.  It just wasn’t what we had planned for the summer.

While we were there we visited Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and rode around Coeur D’Alene Lake.  Coeur D’Alene is very close to Spokane.

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Wildlike refuge on the lake

 

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Blue Heron
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They train ‘um young in Idaho. This little guy was tacking up a “Don’t Tread on Me” sign over a “Trump for President” sign. His dad kept his feet on the ground. I won’t give my thoughts on this one!

I amused myself at the RV repair place by keeping tabs on a osprey couple who’ve made a nest overlooking the freeway.  The Spokane River is nearby and there are open fields for hunting.

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I’m too close for its comfort.
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Calling its mate

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We had a hitch installed on the rear of the 5th wheel. We then put this box on the back. This amount of real estate seems small in a house, but it means a lot when you live on an RV.

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Back on the road.