Wandering around my own hometown

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up the Falls from Monroe St. Bridge.
I've grown up here. But as I wandered the streets I met several people who are also visitors.  I met a couple from Ohio, they were flying out later that day, but wanted to see the downtown area before they left.  As we talked, I realized I've never wandered around my own hometown.  I know all the streets, and I know the shortcuts, and I know which ones are the busiest.  It wasn't until I moved away and came back as a visitor, that I realized the value of wandering aimlessly in the streets.  I started the day at a railroad car diner: "Frank's Diner".  I always get the german sausage breakfast, over-medium eggs, hashbrowns, and sourdough toast.  I like sitting at the bar right behind the cooks, there's always activity right there.
Through the Monroe st. bridge
  There's another railroad car diner that I like in Hillyard...it's Knights Diner...and yes they have the same breakfast, and yes I have it there too.  I like Knights because the owner will sometimes start singing with the songs on the radio.  I think I like knights better than Franks, but the food is about the same. after breakfast, I found a parking spot by the downtown Library. and began walking around the several bridges in the area.  everyone I met seemed to be enjoying their Saturday morning.  I remember the river moving fast as kid growing up, but I don't remember seeing it this full.  this week the news is talking about flooding in the area, I guess that's a spring rite of passage.  As I walked through the park, I remembered the World's Fair in 1974.  That was a long time ago.  My grandparents took me down there.  I guess I have been there, but that was 34 years ago.....wow time flies.
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up the Falls from Monroe St. Bridg…
up the Falls from Monroe St. Brid…
Through the Monroe st. bridge
Through the Monroe st. bridge
WWP building.
WWP building.
Back to the Monroe st.Bridge
Back to the Monroe st.Bridge
Under the Bridge.
Under the Bridge.
Another WWP building shot
Another WWP building shot
Hmm, I mustve got excited about t…
Hmm, I must've got excited about …
The Spokane Falls
The Spokane Falls
I like the architecture of the WWP…
I like the architecture of the WW…
The water feature by Post st.
The water feature by Post st.
More Washington Water Power Buildi…
More Washington Water Power Build…
The clock tower...before the 1974 …
The clock tower...before the 1974…
Sweet Stang with the Carousel in t…
Sweet Stang with the Carousel in …
This must be the Beaver Nation sta…
This must be the Beaver Nation st…
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