Summer Roadtrip Day 2

We awoke early in Moses Lake as the hot summer sun hit the R-Pod and started heating us like buns in an oven.

We headed towards Spokane to find a Triple D (Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives) we had read about: Picabu Bistro. It was located in a residential neighborhood of South Spokane, but in a large parking lot for a local grocery store, so parking the trailer wasn’t a problem.

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I had the VERY spicy Cactus Burger with a side of their chili. Tawny had the Chicken Gyro, Morgayne the Chicken Curry, and Clara the BLAT. All was good and this was a gem of an off-beat find. Recommended if you are heading through Spokane and in need of sustanance.

We continued on to Cabelas in Post Falls Idaho to pick up a generator we had put on layaway.

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None of us, save myself, had ever been in a Cabelas before. I warned Tawny and the girls. “There’ll be dead animals. Prepare yourself”. While Tawny stuck out like a bleeding heart it didn’t seem to phase the girls who asked for quarters so they could go to the shooting gallery.

Tawny and I walked around display of the dead to find a bobcat. Earlier in the day, at Moses Lake, Tawny and Morgayne swore they saw a bobcat. While Clara and I saw it too it didn’t look as big to us as it appeared to them. Upon seeing the display of a bobcat at Cabelas there was no doubt that was a bobcat in our campground earlier in the day. Tawny was vindicated and the fact that this stuffed cat proved me wrong seemed to make her forget the carnage around her.

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After a guilt ridden shopping trip to Walmart to gather a few necessities we needed for the trip. And then on to Blackwell Island RV Resort on the Spokane River in Coeur D’Alene. A very nice RV park right on the river and really right on Lake Coeur D’Alane.

In 97 degrees we pitched our newly purchased pop-up canopy to shade us.

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Then we headed to the beach too cool ourselves in the headwaters of the Spokane River.

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After the beach we were relaxing back at our camping site when a freak storm came out of nowhere, blowing our new canopy, our lawn chairs, and floatation devices across the RV park. Rain. Hail. Thunder. Lightning. High Wind. A storm intensified for a hour or so as we heard sirens in the distance and stories of less fortunate on the news.

As the evening calmed we ate gorgonzola polenta and grilled chicken under a warm but cloudy sky.

I retired to sleep feeling satisfied in thinking of the lady bug I saved from drowning in the Spokane River earlier in the day.

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2 thoughts on “Summer Roadtrip Day 2

  1. Mac Madenwald

    Glad to see SABBATIKOS back on the web!!! Roll on R-pad(ders)!!!

  2. Darlene Madenwald

    You will now have good luck the rest of the trip since you saved the lady bug! 😉
    Hugs,
    Mom and her boys!

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