Monday, April 26, 2010
A Weekend In Spokane
Spokane is the site of the EXPO '74' World's Fair, next to Gonzaga University. They've turned the fair site into a nice park and entertainment area, called Riverfront Park. There are carnival rides, a carousel, miniature golf, an IMAX theater, a Sky Ride tram that takes you in front of the falls, and lots of nice grass and pathways. The dome-shaped structure behind the ferris wheel above, is the framework left from the U.S. pavillion. To the right, the Carillon tower bells ring out a melody every hour.
Some of the architecture caught my eye.
The Sky Ride tram takes you in front of the waterfall.
Then we joined in the race around the park.
The local residents were very diverse:
The trees around the park were just starting to bud, and I noticed these tulips hiding in the grass.
Not far from home, we spotted this mother black bear and her two little cubs. She kept her path as much behind the cover of bushes and trees as she could, so I was lucky to get a shot in a small clearing.
It was a nice weekend break. Now back to business!