This last week, I received a call from Nate, an old friend that I haven't seen since we met at Chichen Itza on the Yucatan Peninsula. That was almost five years ago. We toured the ruins, swam in a cenote (an underground river), had lunch in the colonial city of Valladolid. Since then, we've each had our own adventures in various parts of the world, but he recently finished a degree in fine arts and got tickets to Spokane as a graduation present.
Despite wondering who comes to Spokane as a graduation celebration, I was very happy to see him again. And most important, he said that he wanted to introduce me to his sweetheart Ellie. We had lunch together, renewed old connections, and made a new friend.
We also walked down to Spokane Falls. The spring run-off is still at its full strength, so the falls are quite spectacular.
We also paid a short visit to Boo Radley's. The windows are draped with massive tarot cards printed on cloth. This one is labeled in Spanish: "La Fuerza" (Strength).