Last Friday, I attended a meeting in Gifford, Washington. People familiar with Gifford will appreciate the unusual nature of holding meetings of any kind in such an obscure location. The town overlooks the Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt and includes little more than a single post office. A nearby ferry transports passengers to Inchelium on the Colville Indian Reservation.
After the meeting, I had the opportunity to climb the hillside overlooking the Columbia. What an amazing sight! The river brought back memories of crossing the ferry with my dad to visit our relatives amongst the Colville.