Before moving to Spokane, WA, I lived on a river in southwest Florida.
Instead of steelhead, suckerfish, plus trout, both of us had water moccasins, lizards, plus alligators. There are even crocodiles in some of the swamps in my hometown now, however they hadn’t migrated that far north until recently. As strange as it may seem, both of us didn’t fear swimming in the river when both of us were growing up. The people I was with and I regularly swam in groups plus stayed close to the shore. Most alligators are more afraid of humans than humans are of them. The depressing fact is that it was the rampant pollution in this state over the past few decades that made our enjoyable river unsafe to swim in for any extended phase of time. The runoff from chemicals used in agriculture plus mining are having dire repercussions of the natural environment here. Moving to Spokane was a literal breath of fresh air—so much that I don’t ever want to leave! The crisp mountain air is indescribable if you’ve never experienced it before. Just love in my hometown, a grand river cuts through the heart of Spokane, the Spokane River. Some winters the weather gets so freezing that portions of the Spokane River freeze near the Spokane Falls at the Monroe Street Bridge plus the Upper Spokane Falls at the Post Street Bridge. If it’s disadvantage 20 degrees outside, you’re genuinely going to suppose it as much as you see it in the frozen scenery around you. I love to bundle up at condo with the heat on at full blast, savoring my indoor oasis in the WA Wintertide blast.