My return road trip to the Southwest would take me through scenery that I hadn’t seen in nearly ten years, and it was just as beautiful as I remember. The first part of my drive, crossing Washington state, is one that I’ve done hundreds of times, and while it’s interesting to see the diversity of the state, it’s scenery that I’ve seen so many times, it mostly passes by the highway without much notice. I spent a couple of nights in Spokane, staying with friends and catching up with others, and it was good to have some time with some of my longest term friendships, one of them coming up on 40 years since we first met in second grade. In some ways it seems like forever ago, and then again, it seems like yesterday. We had some time to take her dog for a nice walk along the river downtown, and the area has changed so much since I left it in 1990. It was great to see a bunch of improvements being made in the park and surrounding area around the river that flows through downtown.
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