Rather than fight it, I gave in, got up and made a cup of coffee in my room. By 8:30 AM I was out the door and headed for a Starbucks on Main Street in downtown Spokane. The hotel I'm at is in a great location! It sits right on the river, with a foot bridge connecting to Riverfront Park. I took a meandering walk through this park on my way to Starbucks.
|Starbucks, of course!|
|A really interesting sculpture along the edge of the park.|
The falls are beautiful! I walked partway across a pedestrian bridge that spans the river right at the falls.
Okay, now I'm down all of these stairs; the only way out is back up those stairs. Ugh! My thighs were burning by the time I got to the top.
I worked my way gradually back to that cute little footbridge to the hotel and then had lunch on the outside deck overlooking the park and the river.
Packet pickup began at 2:00 PM so I made sure I was in my car by that time and heading over to the location of the expo a few miles away. It was a small expo, really just packet pickup setup outside in the parking lot. I chatted with some of the gals there for a bit then headed back to the hotel.
Tomorrow: Race day!