The Palouse is not really a place exactly but a region filled with many, many places. The area covers 4,000 square miles (and I certainly didn’t plan to see all of it) but I did plan to spend the entire day driving through what I could. I headed out in my rental car on my own with my backpack, camera and a few snacks. It was a gloriously sunny day, radio on with blue skies […]
Steptoe Butte is a quartzite island jutting out of the silty loess of the Palouse hills. The rock that forms the butte is over 400 million years old. A narrow paved road winds around the butte leading to a parking area at the summit. It’s a worthwhile drive and the view of the surrounding rolling hills and farms of the Palouse from the summit is spectacular.
I was in Spokane as part of a business conference and probably would have never chosen a trip there on my own. Not that I had anything against it, I just didn’t know anything about it. I can tell you though that after spending a few days there, I would definitely return. The city itself is very clean and walkable and has the most amazing riverfront park. Originally built for Worlds Fair Expo ’74, the […]
Staying at the Davenport Hotel in Spokane was a real treat and I would recommend it to anyone visiting if it’s in your budget-it’s Spokane’s only AAA four Diamond hotel. Everything was first class all the way, right down to the doorman. Because I was there as part of a meeting planning conference, we were given a tour of the beautifully restored hotel and ballrooms with their hand painted frescoes. It was as magnificent as […]