Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mini Vacation and Heidi's Visit

Utah. Idaho. Oregon. Washington. Idaho. Washington. And Oregon. Whew... so much travel!

After graduation and driving home (Utah to Oregon via Idaho), Heidi and I took a mini vacation to Spokane, Washington.  We stayed at a Quality Inn and I was surprised how courteous and friendly the staff were!

The first day that Heidi and I arrived we played a game of disc golf in a neat abandoned neighborhood. The course was challenging and really fun!  Then we played black light mini golf, regular mini golf, and laser tag.  It was really fun!  We finished the night off with a great meal from Rock City Grill in downtown Spokane.
Mini Golf with Funky Rules
Regular Mini Golf Outside
The next morning we went to awesome stores in Spokane: REI, Wonders of the World, White's Boots (where I bought an outrageous pair of expensive boots), and Ciscos - a really expensive western/antique/awesome store.  Then we headed towards Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to Post Falls.  I couldn't believe the amount of water the was running through the dam! Crazy! Heidi and I then had dinner at Tito's in Coeur d'Alene and then played a game of bowling in Spokane.

Inside Ciscos... you wouldn't believe the prices!

Post Falls... so much water!
It was time to head home the following morning, but not before heading to Walla Walla then Pendleton Woolen Mills. To quote Heidi, " The best part of the boring drive was that there was a roadside sign for a trash can (like a series of signs that said "Litter Depository Ahead" and then a trash can on the side of the road)." It was too funny!  And it made the drive more interesting.  Once in Pendleton we took a tour of the mill and learned how they make blankets and how each one was inspected by hand.. twice!

Pendleton Woolen Mills Factory
There was lots of badminton involved when we got home! So much fun playing with Heidi and mom!

Heidi, Mom and I all went and had a Mother's Day BBQ dinner with grandma at her retirement home.  It was a nice meal and I'm glad that I got to see grandma twice this week!   

For Mother's Day (today), Dad and I cooked mom a meal of prime rib, baked potatoes, and corn on the cob.  It was really yummy and I hope that mom enjoyed her Mother's Day.

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