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Razzle Dazzle Me

3 Oct

A month ago our dear friends came to visit.  This weekend we whisked ourselves away to Spokane to continue the fun we had.  It was a whirlwind of activity and Spokane razzle dazzled us with it’s sparkly charm.

A pumpkin patch gearing up for its first big weekend beckoned for the girls to break it in.  The girls picked red, crisp apples and wacky gourds from bins as their red, sweaty cheeks gave away their pumpkin patch adventure.

And did I mention that it sparkled here?  From high atop Mt. Spokane way down into the valley.  Razzle dazzle.

We had brunch a French bistro and walked through downtown.  Abigail rode her first carousel which went something like this:  hesitation, reservation, can we go again?  A goat sculpture gobbled up trash and we delighted in the delicious fun of digging out old coupons and receipts from deep in our purses to hand over to tiny hands.  At a riverfront park a giant Radio Flyer slide stood like a challenge we took on over and over.

Back at the house Abigail fell in love with a cozy coupe and we ate apple pie for breakfast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our last day brought an unexpected venture to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where we found more sparkle and perhaps the greatest playground ever built.

Before we knew it the weekend came to a close.  We drove home to Oregon drizzle and gray, foggy skies.  Hank was reunited with his partner in crime and they shared sneaky crackers in plain sight.And you might not know this about the Oregon Coast with its winter of rain and fog and gloom.  But if you live here you’re in on the secret that every so often the sun will set against the backdrop of the clearest sky you’ve ever seen.  Razzle dazzle.

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Razzle Dazzle Me”

  1. JustHeather October 4, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    I love your photos from your weekend in Washington. It sounds like a great weekend get away! And it is true, Oregon quite often has beautiful sunsets made even more amazing by being over the ocean. I miss ocean-sunsets!

    • Sarah October 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      Thank you! It was a perfect getaway.

  2. Lindsay October 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Okay, I’m coming to visit! Just kidding, but I wish it was for real! It makes me feel good to see Abigail with a sleeve of Ritz and a couple weeks ago with the giant box of Cheerios…2 things that Connor LOVES and I often feel guilty about giving him too much of!

    • Sarah October 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      Girl! I once felt guilty, too, but she’s just so proud of herself when she fishes a cracker out. Plus, I’m not sure who is actually eating more – Hank or Abigail. Wish you could come visit for REAL!

  3. keli October 4, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

    fun fun FUN!!! i wish we could come visit!

    • Sarah October 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

      It was fun! Everyone needs to plan a western adventure!

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