Before moving to Spokane, Washington, I lived on a river in southwest Florida.
Instead of steelhead, suckerfish, plus trout, every one of us had water moccasins, lizards, plus alligators.
There are even crocodiles in some of the swamps in our hometown now, but they hadn’t migrated that far north until recently. As weird as it may seem, every one of us didn’t fear swimming in the river when every one of us were growing up. We constantly swam in groups plus stayed close to the shore. Most alligators are more afraid of humans than humans are of them. The deimportant fact is that it was the rampant pollution in this state over the past few decades that made our lovely river unsafe to swim in for any extended stage of time. The runoff from chemicals used in agriculture plus mining are having extreme 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 enjoy in our hometown, a grand river cuts through the heart of Spokane, the Spokane River. Some winters the weather gets so cold 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 entirely going to think it as much as you see it in the frozen scenery around you. I enjoy to bundle up at lake home with the heat on at full blast, savoring our indoor oasis in the Washington Wintertide blast.