Spokane, WA

July 25-27th

What’s that saying your mum always tells you, “if you don’t have anything nice to say…”  Well, maybe I should stop here!

Spokane is a small city in the eastern side of Washington State and is surrounded by a lot of nature, so in that regards it’s a pretty great place. I think we just got off on the wrong foot, and personally, I wasn’t a fan. It was disappointing because I was really looking forward to being in a city after 3 weeks in the wilderness and probably had higher expectations than I should have! We arrived at our campground about 20 minutes outside of the downtown area, and were greeted by the overbearing camp hosts as soon as we got there - this is where things turned sour for me! At first they were helpful in guiding us on the best way to get to our camping spot, but as they stood and watched us back our trailer up, and proceeded to tell us that we needed to back up more, or move a little farther to the left, and then our car was still an inch on the road (eye roll), I had had enough! Then, we made the mistake of asking about the generator hours. It was hot in Spokane and we wanted to leave Moose and head into town to check out the city and have dinner, but our lovely camp hosts made sure to let us know that it was frowned upon to leave a dog inside in hot weather. Well, that’s what the generator is for, so Moose can enjoy some lovely AC and a much needed nap. When we finally made it downtown, it was like a ghost town - OK, it was a Tuesday evening but it was strangely quiet. We tried to find a good place to eat dinner and failed, then we walked around the empty, dark streets and left with a bad vibe and ready for bed! The following day we headed back into the city to give it another chance, still not much action or sightseeing to be done, we grabbed some lunch and headed back to the campground for some more nature and to get ready to hit the road in the morning. Our much needed city break turned into a much needed get-away back to nature! Next stop???