This is the last installment for this travel series. For the sake of new readers and those who failed to follow along, it has been six (6) months since we traveled to Seattle/Spokane, Washington. If you wish to catch up on our Washington trip, scroll down to the bottom of this page or click on the previous link. Thank you for being patient with me!
If we thought our first day in Spokane would be a long one, then our Spokane to Seattle road trip took us what felt like forever and a day. Roan willingly drove the entire time, leering at each of us girls as we sneak a nap on his behalf. He managed to take a quick video of us sleeping comfortably in our seats (NOT RECOMMENDED) while he listened relentlessly to Zayn’s Pillow Talk on the local radio, which might have been played at least once every hour.
To travel to new places is one thing, but to return to a city you once called “home” is another. For Roan and his siblings, Spokane (pronounced as spoh-KAN) used to be that. Spokane holds a big part of their childhood since they spent some of them here in the US. It was only in 2005 when Roan left Manila for good. Before I move on to talk more about our trip, you’re probably wondering where in the world Spokane is. In case you didn’t know, Spokane is a city in the easternmost part of Washington state, opposite Seattle.
Other than almost missing our connecting flight from Seattle to Spokane due to last minute changes in the terminal, everything went smoothly as planned. Roan, his youngest sister, and I left San Diego on a Thursday night. We landed in Spokane a little past midnight, which was intentional, so we could have the next day all to ourselves. We stayed at Auntie Nolie’s (my mother-in-law’s sister) house, who’d been looking forward to see us since we advised her of our travel plans. I’ve only known Auntie Nolie through Roan’s anecdotes about her, so finally meeting her was a bit unnerving.