It’s been all U.S. domestic since my last posting which was – egads – 9 months ago! Being gone 10 months bought me some culture shock cred, and I was sorta spacey, but now I’ve landed.
Going with my life theme of doing things inexpensively, I have rented rooms in a friends home in Spokane. One of those win-win bargains – she gets income and I get a great place to live (without having to take my stuff out of storage) for $425/month. For foreign readers, let me simply say that in the USA, that’s a bargain.
Here’s a photo of my new temporary bargain home:
Here and above are some photos of the gorgeus Spokane autumn that greeted me upon my return:
Manito Park, Spokane
In addition, I’ve explored some of the USA I’d never before visited – Jackson, Wyoming and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. I paid a visit to Bozeman (did NOT like) and Helena, Montana along the way. Here are some Yellowstone photos:
Grand Prismatic SpringGrand Canyon of the Yellowstone
I finally participated in Couchsurfing, and it was a spectacular success. Did it in Bend, Oregon, Teton Village, Wyoming, and Helena, Montana. Unbelievable how lovely were the places I stayed and the people I met.
Just got back from 10 days in NYC (got a great roundtrip flight from Spokane for only $250 – good old skyscanner.com). This is why I say I landed twice. Note: one of the few good things about getting older is as I grow shorter, I have more legroom on planes.
Now back in my beloved Spokane, waiting for snow. I have VERY BIG PLANS for ski season.
In the U.S. tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so happy Turkey-Day to all you observers. Last year I was in Capetown, South Africa and bought a piece of roast chicken at a SPAR.
More to come