Offbeat Date Ideas

I am thrilled to be part of the All-American City of Spokane, located in the heart of the inland northwest. It is not as well-known as Seattle, which has a larger population, but it is a close second. This means there is a lot to do and a wonderful lifestyle to enjoy. I have dedicated my blog to this town. We have a river between the two sides of the city and the extraordinary Riverfront Park in the downtown area. Residents love to live outdoors and most everyone partakes of skiing, white-water rafting, hiking, camping, boating, or visiting the Centennial trail.

You can see that I am proud of my hometown. It is home to so many community events that I can’t name them all in this short amount of space. We have festivals and assorted gatherings and visitors often attend the Lilac Bloomsday Run, a timed road race of great note. Let’s not forget the Hoopfest, a major three-on-three basketball tournament, as you might have guessed. Now that I have given you a brief introduction, I hope you will stay with me to learn more about this stellar city.

I was at my foot spa the other night, having gone after work to refresh a bit from a weary day. My feet were killing me and I couldn‘t wait to get there. I ran into a friend who has the same passion I do for a vigorous rubdown of my sore feet. I hope this is not too strange for some of you. Try it sometime and you will be an easy convert. Meanwhile, this friend and I got to talking about food and she mentioned that her uncle just opened a new truck in the heart of town. It was within walking distance and we vowed to make the short trek after we both were finished with our masseurs. It was a unique type of cuisine so I have to mention it. If you love barbecue, this “chef” will make you smile. He has a secret sauce that outshines all others and he offers ribs, chicken, or fish. Barbecued seafood is new to me and I found it to be his best entrée. I ate until I was stuffed, said goodbye to my friend, and promised a reprise of this evening’s activities the next time we met at Higher Massage.

You don’t have to be rich to enjoy a fun night out in Spokane. We know how to enjoy ourselves. Recently, my recommended date to a friend was a dinner and movie; but the dinner was anything but standard. If you are an aficionado of food trucks, you would know about our great lineup of choices. I am so enamored with these exotic food venues that whether I am going to an art gallery opening, a visit to the spa for my weekly foot massage, or a concert, I pair it was a different food truck. Once I have gone through the entire list, I start over because each truck has an extensive menu.