1.) Coming in at 1st Place: No bottle or can deposit! Yay!!! No need to save your bottles and cans to return for a refund, just put them in the recycle bin.
2.) Spokane is only 92 miles south of the Canadian border and 18 miles west of the Idaho state line..
3.) Spokane is east of The Cascades and it is not always sunny. There ARE cloudy days, even rain.
4.) Spokane is named for the Native American Spokane tribe which in the Salish language means “Children of the Sun.”
5.) There is A LOT of basalt around this city!
6.) Spokane has 5 Sister Cities: Nishinomiya, Japan; Jilin City, China; Limerick, Ireland; Jecheon, South Korea, Cagli, Italy
7.) The population is 222,087 (about 1/3 of Portland’s population) which makes the traffic so much lighter.
8.) Spokane has many beautiful parks.
9.) This area is called the Inland Northwest or Inland Empire.
10.) Spokane elevation is 1,843 feet above sea level.
11.) There is a 9% sales tax, but Washington state does not have a personal state income tax.
12.) You pump your own gas.
Meet You in the Morning for a tour around Manito Park. Share your comments and thanks for reading!
Thanks for the refresher! I was maybe 10 years old the last time I was in that area.
Hi Cathy! Thanks for the comment snd glad you’re following the journey! I love it here. Beautiful smaller city living!