I’m in Spokane, Washington today ​​​with my dad.  From time to time we go on a “just the boys” trip together.  This year it’s Spokane to the Oregon coast.

Heres two videos of the falls on the Spokane River in the middle of the city. The rush of water is quite extraordinary.

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​Spokane (pronounced SPO-can) is part of Oregon, and I’m told by many friends that Oregon is weird — though eastern Oregon is less weird than Portland and the coast. Signs of weirdness? We saw a completely naked guy walking round town with his fist in the air, a woman with an utterly blissful smile getting arrested, and a bunch of kids breakdancing in a park. The arts/entertainment paper has three pages devoted to where and how to buy cannabis for entertainment, while also including LARGE notices about the federal penalties for possession and the draconian drug laws just across the border in Idaho, 30 minutes east.

There’s a storefront maker space in downtown, just on the right and behind me in the scene of the bridge in the second video. We may try to check it out today.