The Davenport Hotel

To step into the Davenport Hotel in downtown Spokane is to take a step back into time. The ornate lobby quickly transports you back to the early 20th century when Spokane was booming and on the path to being one of the great cities of the West. The hotel built in 1914 was the first…

Curran Apple Orchard

It may still be August, but I can feel the change in the air. The sun is setting quicker and when it finally sets behind the big pine trees in our neighborhood the air brings a chill to the darkness. We are still enduring some hot sunny days, but I know they won’t last much longer. Because eventually August will…

Spokane’s Riverfront Park

People have been gathering at Spokane Falls for hundreds of years – first it was an important meeting place for the Native Americans, then it became a railroad hub and in 1974, Riverfront Park, was the hub of the World’s Fair. Today the park teems with tourists and locals alike. A beautiful place where you…

It’s a girl!

That’s right we’re welcoming a new member to the Traveling the PNW family. Her name is Tori and she’s my little sister. My 23-year-old little sister to be exact. Tori is  living with us, helping out with Catarina while working and going to school to get her masters degree in education. Tori has her BA…

An Ode to Single Parents

Veronica and I like to joke about how we are single parents most of the time. I work a swing shift, meaning I take care of Catarina from 8:30 a.m. until the babysitter shows up at 3:30 p.m. Veronica then takes over from 5:30 p.m. to bedtime and then is back on it at 5…

Ethnic Fest

As promised here are the photos for our quick visit to Ethnic Fest. The annual festival is coordinated by Metro Parks Tacoma and takes place at Wright Park. The first festival took place in 1986 with the intention of celebrating the community and its various cultures. Having grown up in West Texas I wasn’t exposed to…