4.27.2007

Touring the Inland Empire and a Starbucks Field Trip

Yesterday I left the part of Lake Roosevelt I call home to attend a leadership retreat in Spokane, WA. There are two free ferries on Lake Roosevelt. One is closer to Grand Coulee Dam at Keller, WA. The one above is between Keller and Kettle Falls at Gifford. The landscape changes this time of year because of the spring drawdown of the lake.
Driving west close to Blue Creek I spotted the mountains in the distance toward Idaho. This is one of the beautiful views in the inland empire.


With the beautiful plants and a water feature, this corner by our conference room provided a perfect place for a quiet moment of meditation.
This morning it was only fitting to do a short field trip for a coffee drink and breakfast treat. The three of us live in rural areas far away from a Starbucks. It was well worth the trip, even though our driver had to do a fancy U-Turn on Highway 2. We were glad she had a small car!

The sunlight pouring through this window caught the gorgeous colors of the mugs, cups and coffeemakers in the window display. Blending the companionship of friends, the aroma of the daily coffee special, and the taste of a pumpkin scone made for a perfect start to the day.

1 comment :

  1. You're making my mouth water with your talk of the rich aroma of coffee and the taste of pumpkin scones! The companionship of friends in such a comfy setting sounds like the perfect way to start the day.
    Beautiful views. Thanks for sharing them. I can't believe you have free ferries!

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