I went to Spokane last weekend to visit my family. My sister was visiting from Fairbanks with her two daughters, whom I haven’t seen in more than 10 years. I decided to hop a plane home to see them! We had a fabulous time! In fact, it was so fun that it deserves it’s own post. So I’ll talk about it later this week.
While I was there I wanted to meet up with my Spokane Flickr friends. I’ve missed them this past year and a half I’ve been in Oregon. So I organized a reunion of sorts via Facebook and Twitter. Jennifer, Michelle and I met up at the Spokane Club for a delightful lunch and quick tour and then met up with the guys of our motley crew. It was a blast! It’s so fun to get together with people who share my interest in photographing things. I think those of us who like this hobby have the same kind of mind. We think the same way, you know? So it’s easy to be around photog types. And fun, too.
We wandered around the beautiful, old, Spokane Club building. There was so much to see and photograph. I loved it when we took turns taking each other’s portrait in some great light. I loved it when we snapped a group shot in the Ladies room (the chandeliers in that place were epic!). Also epic? The freaking fireplace! Look at that thing! It’s huge!!
We also wandered around Westside area of Downtown Spokane and snapped dozens of dozens of photos, had great conversation, and enjoyed each other’s company. We wandered into this great little shop that sold handspun yarn and antiques. There was a martial arts studio downstairs. It was sort of surreal. There was all of this fiber lying around, along with a drum carder and spinning wheel. And I knew what all of it was for, which was kind of nerdy. It was mixed in with beautiful antiques and handmade items, scarves, hats, and shawls. As if that wasn’t eclectic enough, the sounds of yelling from downstairs made the whole scene kind of weird. in an interesting way. I was sure I’d have weird dreams as a result.
So. To sum up: photography fun had by all. Hoping for a reprise Bloomsday weekend. ♥