Labor Day 2011

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day 2011 had gorgeous weather and was a most relaxing day. As a family, we went to “Pig-Out in the Park” in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. This food fest is a popular 5-day event with lots of food and drink vendors in the south side of the park and retail vendors over the river, on the north side of the park. It is always held during Labor Day weekend.

To avoid dealing with the congestion of downtown parking on Labor Day, we parked our van in the Gonzaga Law School parking lot and walked on the Centennial Trail, along the Spokane River, back to Riverfront park. Spokane is extremely fortunate that past visionaries brought Expo ’74 to Spokane. Spokane is the smallest city ever to host a world’s fair. After the fair, the grounds, which before the fair was a rail yard for the railroad, were then converted to a beautiful central city park. Riverfront Park is not only a positive natural environmental getaway in urban Spokane but a great place for events like “Pig-Out in the Park”.

Likewise, the Centennial Trail, which passes through the center of Riverfront Park is a phenomenal gift to the people of Spokane and surrounding area. The majority of the work on Centennial Trail was done from 1989-1991 right after the Centennial celebrations for 100 years of Washington becoming a state. The trail is a 37 mile paved path from Nine Mile Falls to the Idaho State Line. Most of the trail runs alongside the Spokane River.

All in all, experiencing the Centennial Trail from Gonzaga to Riverfront Park was a most enjoyable experience this weekend. I’ve entered the Centennial Trail at different trail heads in the Valley, but never in the downtown areas, whether on a bicycle or jogging the trail is an enjoyable experience. Often, we believe we must travel hundreds of miles to have a vacation experience but often right under our noses are mini-vacations to cherish and enjoy.

Keep smiling!

Dr. James G. Hood

Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley, P.S.

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Welcomes Patients from Age 2 to 102!

James G. Hood, D.D.S., M.A.

507 North Sullivan Road, Suite A-1, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA

Phone: (509) 928-9100 | Fax: (509) 928-0414

Email: drhood@drhood.com | Blogs: www.drjamesghoodblog.com www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalleyblog.com www.dentalnutritionblog.com www.jamesandkarenhoodfoundationblog.com www.sjogrensblog.com

Websites: www.drhood.com www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalley.com, www.dentalhealthandnutritionstore.com


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Labor Day 2011

Labor Day 2011 had gorgeous weather and was a most relaxing day. As a family, we went to “Pig-Out in the Park” in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. This food fest is a popular 5-day event with lots of food and drink vendors in the south side of the park and retail vendors over the river, on the north side of the park.

To avoid dealing with the congestion of downtown parking, we parked our van in the Gonzaga Law School parking lot and walked on the Centennial Trail, along the Spokane River, back to Riverfront park. Spokane is extremely fortunate that past visionaries brought Expo ’74 to Spokane. Spokane is the smallest city ever to host a world’s fair. After the fair, the grounds, which before the fair was a rail yard for the railroad, were then converted to a beautiful central city park. Riverfront Park is not only a positive natural environmental getaway in urban Spokane but a great place for events like “Pig-Out in the Park”. Likewise, the Centennial Trail, which passes through the center of Riverfront Park is a phenomenal gift to the people of Spokane and surrounding area. The majority of the work on Centennial Trail was done from 1989-1991 right after the Centennial celebrations for 100 years of Washington becoming a state. The trail is a 37 mile paved path from Nine Mile Falls to the Idaho State Line. Most of the trail runs alongside the Spokane River.

All in all, experiencing the Centennial Trail from Gonzaga to Riverfront Park was a most enjoyable experience this weekend. I’ve entered the Centennial Trail at different trail heads in the Valley, but never in the downtown areas, whether on a bicycle or jogging the trail is an enjoyable experience.

Often, we believe we must travel hundreds of miles to have a vacation experience but often right under our noses are mini-vacations to cherish and enjoy.

Keep smiling!

Dr. James G. Hood

 

Dental Care Associates of Spokane Valley, P.S.

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry Welcomes Patients from Age 2 to 102!

James G. Hood, D.D.S., M.A.

507 North Sullivan Road, Suite A-1, Spokane Valley, WA 99037-8576 USA

Phone: (509) 928-9100 | Fax: (509) 928-0414

Email: drhood@drhood.com | Blogs: www.drjamesghoodblog.com www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalleyblog.com www.dentalnutritionblog.com www.jamesandkarenhoodfoundationblog.com www.sjogrensblog.com

Websites: www.drhood.com www.dentalcareassociatesofspokanevalley.com, www.dentalhealthandnutritionstore.com



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