After Wilbur, we headed over to Spokane. My mom came out and stayed in a cabin at our campground, which was ultra-convenient. She didn’t need to rent a car, and the kids spent almost every night at her place. It was a very nice change to be able to enjoy our coffee with peace and quiet in the mornings. We stayed fairly busy here. We went to see fireworks at a nearby town, Deer Park. The guy in the office of our campground said they put on a really cool display every year. We couldn’t find any info about exactly where, or what time, so we ended up getting there about 8pm. Turns out fireworks weren’t until 10pm, so we had some time to kill. The kids were pretty good about it. We were at the high school, on the track field. Ian ended up walking/running an entire mile, while Caitlin did half. They also practiced summersaults which is always funny to watch. The fireworks were cool, but only lasted a little over 10 minutes. I’m guessing with the economy woes, they had to downsize this year. I talked to someone else later who was also there, who said her 9 year old daughter was really ticked off because last year was so much better. I was okay with it, my kids were tired. I got to practice fireworks photos, which was fun. One nice thing about going back to Orlando, is that I know where I can see Sea World’s fireworks without going into the park, so I can practice some more. We did a good bit of driving around, and found a lot of really pretty properties right outside the city. This could be a possibility for us. One of the funnest things we did was go to a U-pick strawberry farm. Oh my gosh! I have never done this before, and these were the BEST strawberries I’ve ever had! They let you eat as many as you want while picking, which is smart, because we ended up buying a lot more than we planned. They did start to get mushy by the end of the day though, so we froze a bunch for smoothies. We went to lunch with a friend’s brother and his wife while we were there, and it was really neat. Their office is on the penthouse floor of one of the historic buildings downtown, with quite an interesting history. We got fantastic views of the city, and had a great time chatting about life in Spokane. I’ve fallen behind, because I’m losing interest in keeping up the blog. Not just that, but the whole trip in general, really. Which makes me mad because we’re finally at the best part. But its just too much traveling, for too long a time. I’m sick to death of being the tourist, always trying to figure out where we should go, what we should see, and always on the go. The bill could still face hurdles in the house, in part because it includes vague language https://customwritingassistance.com/ on future spending levels. I know there is so much interesting stuff everywhere, but I’ve gotten to the point that I just don’t care about most of it anymore. I’m also finding it harder and harder to keep up with school with Ian. Its too hard to have a routine and get it done while we’re traveling.