Wednesday, December 15, 2004



Okay, since someone just can't seem to stand it that I'm back from Spokane and have yet to share the trip in my journal, it must be time to write about it.  We left Lewiston a bit late, around 9:30 a.m.  Drove up on the Idaho side (it's much more scenic) and came into Spokane via a short cut we found last year.  Started the shopping venture at Spokane Valley Mall.  First stop was Victoria's Secret, where Sam asked the same question he asks me every year..."What is Victoria's Secret?"  My reply, as usual, "Only Victoria knows and she's not telling."  We buy Amy and Kari PJs each year, always at VS, but we didn't like the ones they had, so we kept looking.  But I didn't leave empty handed.  I mean, a girl like me can't walk into VS and not buy something.  Especially since I only get up there once a year, maybe twice.  The Spokane Valley Mall is not that big, and it didn't take us long to cover all the territory.  We left the mall, with only my pink shopping bag in hand, and two bottles of water.  Headed across the parking lot to hit my favorite store, Linen N Things, to purchase new cookware for ourselves.  Then to Old Navy to acquire gifts for all Sam's great nieces and nephews (relatively speaking).  Ending at Sam's favorite, Sportsman's Warehouse, where we found a pair a great binos for Kari's boyfriend, Isaac.  We have this deal, if he has to go into VS with me and stand in the middle of racks and racks of women's unmentionable's, then I have to go into Sportman's Warehouse with him.  I'm pretty sure Sam's getting the better end of the deal here, since I'm sure he really DOES enjoy going into VS with both eyes open, whereas Sportman's Warehouse does absolutely nothing exciting for me.  I did think about hiding in one of the canoes just to liven things up a bit.  Wonder how long it would have taken him to notice I was gone...  ;)

Stayed at the Pheasant Hill Best Western, and ate dinner at Appleby's.  I had the Shrimp Fetticini Alfredo with a Strawberry Margarita, Sam had the Bourbon Street Steak with a Lime Margarita.

Next morning we are off to North Town on Division Street.  On the way I snapped some photos for Robin, so she can get her Spokane fix.  Arrived at North Town Mall, which is much, much larger than the Valley Mall, to finish our shopping.  Spent the whole day there, and ate lunch at Chili's.  I had the Quesadilla Explosion salad, Sam had the Smoked Chicken sandwich and we each had a strawberry lemonade.  Delicious!  Found PJs for Amy and Kari (finally), a leaf blower for Marvin (Amy's husband), and we always get the girls a calendar featuring their breed of dogs.  Kari has a Rottweiler named Missy, and Amy has a Vizsla named Skeeter. 

By 3:00 p.m. our feet were killing us and it was time to head back home.  Made one last stop at Pier 1 Imports to see if they had any brushed aluminum canister sets (for Amy), but no luck.  I'll have to keep looking.  Recognize this place, Robin?  We are heading West on I-90, and the Spokane Airport is about 5 minutes away, with Robins AFB another 15 minutes.  Another 30 seconds, and we will be exiting I-90 and heading south towards Pullman, and Lewiston.  Arrived home, safe and sound, at about 5:30 yesterday with most of our shopping done. 


robinngabster said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! DICKS! I LOVE DICKS!!!!!!  Hmmmm....that might not sound to good, oh well...either way it sounds I still LOVE DICKS!!!

delela1 said...

She means the restaurant in the first picture.  :)