I did a little sketching there, and took Tru to the Columbia River to go wading, and did a bit of book shopping in addition to the usual jigsaw puzzles, card games, and baseball watching. I needed a vacation from retirement and had a relaxing time overall.
Here are the last pics from our trip. From Friday, a visit to the Richland Farmer's Market:
I managed to sketch some booths before the market officially opened, when it got way too crowded.
Truman posed by the statue of Bodie, a well-beloved shop owner's dog.
Earlier that week, I drew part of the Uptown Shopping Center (built in 1949) which is sporting new mid-century modern murals.
We made quite a few visits to the riverside to cool off from the desert heat.
I also sketched at Goethals Park:
On our drive home, we stopped at Vantage, home of the Gingko Petrified Forest state park. Before you get to the park, there's a rock and gift shop that has some particularly fun decor.
Now I'm ready to stay home for a while -- no more vacations until next Spring!