Spokane Lilac Festival

Last Saturday we drove south to Spokane to catch part of the Annual Armed Forces Torchlight Parade. This parade takes place during the Lilac Festival. To get to the parade we parked on the north side of the Spokane river and crossed a pedestrian bridge to get across the river which gave us some great views of the rivers current thundering with spring runoff.

Addy was in awe of all the noise and activity of the parade.

This is the pedestrian bridge we crossed to get to the downtown parade route.

I should have taken a video so you could hear how loud the rush of the river was.


This shot above with the mist was looking west

I’m traveling to Southern California on Saturday with Josh and Laura to see my pop who turns 95 tomorrow. He is not doing well and it will be nice to have a face to face visit with him and see some of our other family, too. We fly back home on Monday early afternoon.

Hope you all have a good Memorial Weekend.

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17 thoughts on “Spokane Lilac Festival

  1. Happy 95th to Pop! I bet your visit will perk him up.

    Love the photos you took from the bridge. I bet the roar of the river was thunderous!

  2. I’m sorry to hear your pop is not doing well. Thankful that you can visit with him. God bless him and you. I enjoyed the river pictures. Always nice to see little Addy.

    • Tom, I’ll leave that to the young and adventurous. You’d have to be real dumb to try rafting this section during the Spring runoff!

  3. I am so sorry to hear that your pop isn’t doing well. I’m glad you are going to be able to see him this weekend. Praying your trip will be a special time. I have to say if I had to walk across that pedestrian bridge I may have stayed on the side I was on. 🙂 Lovely photos of the river though. And that sweet Addy and her mama …such a sweet picture.

  4. Wow – that is crazy rushing water! So powerful. I’m sorry to hear that your Pop is failing but so happy that you can be there for this milestone birthday. May you all be blessed at this celebration. Safe travels.

  5. Awww . . . happy 95th birthday to your Pop! What a milestone! I pray that your time together is filled with special meaning.

    That bridge . . . yikes . . .

  6. Yikes! I think I would have been nervous to cross that pedestrian bridge with the water rushing like that! I hope you have a safe trip and a good visit with Pop – I have been praying for him and for all of you – I hope he is not in a lot of pain.

  7. It’s good to catch up with your news. The Lilac Festival sounds lovely. The little one is growing fast! That rushing water is amazing. I hope that your trip to see your Pop will be a good one. Happy 95th birthday to him. He’ll appreciate seeing you and it will be a precious time for all of you. We’re looking forward to seeing members of the family we don’t often get to see this coming weekend and it will also be a special time together. I pray for safe travelling for all of us doing so this week and weekend.

  8. I would love to attend a Lilac Festival. Wow, that river is crazy. Is that normal for this time of year?

  9. I’m glad you will get to see your pop! Enjoy each moment of the visit!
    That river–wow! Spring run off is no joke. I remember how the Willamette River flooded every spring and Oregon City Falls was crazy wild. That bridge crossing would be a bit scary to me!

  10. The festival must have been fun, Ellen. We have a Lilac Festival here in New Hampshire in our surrounding town. There are lilac bushes lining the streets as they do a parade, rides, vendors and bands playing in the gazebo. Too bad it rained today for it but hopefully tomorrow will be nice weather. Safe travels to you and Happy Birthday to your Pop@!

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