Friday, January 10, 2014

The most depressing week of the year? Not with These Guys around!

The Sheep heard that a study was done and it concluded that the first week in January is the "most depressing week of the year". So They decided that EVERYONE in blogville needed to explore Spokane to cheer us up!

First they visited the Radio Flyer because... how can you look at this thing and not smile?!! (of course it is even more smile inducing in the summer when it is full of kids sliding down it and giggling on the way!)

Then They headed over to "The Trash-eating Goat" sculpture in River Front Park because... well... I mean... Why NOT???!!

The Sheep would like to thank Their lovely assistant, Dave, for his help demonstrating the suction powers of "The Trash-Eating Goat"!!


And then Just because They were so close, They decided that a trip to the "Lower Falls" on the Spokane River might cheer up Their readers.

You'd think that The Sheep could be a little afraid of being directly over those fast moving falls, but They stuck Their necks right out there and enjoyed the view!

The tallest structure in the back there is called the "Pavilion" and it was built as part of "Expo '74" A.K.A. The World's Fair 1974 that was hosted here in Spokane. And in case you can't read the letters on that funky shaped building, it's the IMAX theater that was built at the same time.

Can you tell what this stop was? This is a toy shop in Downtown Spokane called Boo Radley's. It had this really cool robot sculpture out front. His eyes glow red and his "ray gun" changes colors. We saw green and yellow!

Then as it started getting dark, They thought They'd head north across the river. Here is the "Lower Falls" at night. It's hard to see, but you can kind of get the idea.

Here is a cool place called the "Flour Mill". It isn't a mill for grinding flour anymore, but it used to be and it is a REALLY cool building. It used to use the power of The River for processing the flour. You can read more about it if you're interested.

The Sheep are not quite sure They will be visiting The Flour Mill again in the near future. They didn't feel like all of the shoppers in the cute little shops were happy to see Them.

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