I seem only to be able to post about a week after I come up with an idea. And by idea I mean any weak notion of something even remotely blog worthy.
So then Sunday was plant day. We had a family seed planting party and transferred tomato and cucumber plants to our new garden (more on that in another post--maybe in a week). Feeling inspired we went up to Manito park (another reason I love Spokane--a classic city park with colorful, mature, well-tended gardens of all kinds) and perused the perrenial garden. Veep took pictures and I took notes on different plants we may want to incorporate into our yard. The kids rolled down the hill at the north end of the Duncan garden, something we haven't done in a while. Not five minutes later there were literally 20 kids rolling down the hill, a great moment (I count myself as one of the kids).
Then we strolled through the lilac garden which was bursting with blossoms and sweet smells (as usual, Veep led the way). May in Spokane makes one rescind all the bad things you said about the weather in late March and early April. It is all worth it if you end up with amazing weather like we've been having.
Monday we celebrated the holiday by watching the Civil War re-enactment out at Riverside state park. It was the first time I had seen a reenactment. It was a great way to remember those who have fought and died and a reminder of the many grave complexities of war (and a good way to see black powder rifles). I was moved by their memorial service at the end of the battle. Sal just wanted more cannon.
We capped the weekend with a fire on the back patio with roasted marshmallows and s'mores. A satisfying and full 3 day weekend. Until next year.