Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Another Day Around Spokane
Today we decided to spend the day exploring more of Spokane. What better place to start than dining out in a train? None of us have ever dined in a train car so we were kind of excited to hear about this place.
Just on the end outside is this huge dome in the outdoor ceiling, it really caught my eye. Amazing craftsmanship.
Isn't it beautiful?
When you walk in there's an area to wait until they're ready to seat you. With it being a train, seating is limited of course. :)
You can sit at the counter or at a booth.
The ceiling is just amazing, the little stained glass windows bring such an old classy charm to it.
These are the booths, I wish I had gotten a better picture of them. Through some of the windows on the left they had displays of old train artifacts. Very cool to see.
We ordered the eggs benedict, an omelet and the boys got pancakes & oatmeal - although it wasn't the best we've ever had, it was pretty good food. We'd definitely go back and dine again.
After eating we hit the road looking for neat finds and boy did we ever find one.
We turned down a neighborhood road just down the street from BJ's doctor's office and saw this...
Another wow moment here in Spokane. :D
There isn't very much information available on the net, so I'm not terribly sure it's accurate but as far as I can tell some guy built this up around his house over the years, for the fun of it. I would love to get a tour of it! Very magical looking but hard to get into one shot. I took several photos of the Vercler Lane castle if you'd like to see more.
We didn't see the house address but the neighbor to the right is 920 N. Vercler Ln, Spokane Valley, WA
The last few things we saw on our outing today were just as eye catching.
An International Harvester, Travelall. Until today I had never even heard of one. Kinda looks like a cross between an old Suburban and a Hurst.
My most favorite find of the day was this old vintage travel trailer called a "Holiday House". Looks like a really fun weekend trailer to renovate doesn't it? I googled and found photos of a renovated version of the Holiday House, looks very charming.