Paragliding & Hang Gliding Steptoe Butte State Park

Steptoe Butte State Park is a true gem in the state parks system and offers several activities for its visitors including picnicking, wildlife viewing, and incredible views of the Palouse. The 1000 foot elevation gain from the base to the summit is a short drive for most but for the adventurous they can hike or ride a bike.

Photographers have been coming for years trying to capture is spectacular views, sunrises and sunsets. Rangers will organize stargazing events in the summer. If it is windy (which it is quite often) on a Saturday or Sunday in the summer then it is very possible to see people either paragliding or hang gliding from the summit.

This is absolutely fascinating to watch and I have found myself watching them for hours on end. You might find yourself like me taking a hundred photos staring off and thinking “I could do that.”

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Paragliders are lightweight, free flying foot-launched glider craft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing consisting of a large number of interconnected and baffled cells…. 

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Maggies South Hill Grill with Gift Certificate

Thank you to for sponsoring today’s post and helping us surprise John’s Mom with a great lunch. We love using gift certificates to help save on eating out. I cook all the time, which I love, but there are days I just don’t feel like being in the kitchen. These are the days that becomes an absolute life saver. Ok maybe not a life saver but a stress saver, sanity keeper and a much needed break creator.

We went with John’s Mom to the Social Security office to find out about her retirement and what she needed to do to be on schedule to retire next year. After sitting in the social security office for longer than I really want to think about we were all ready for lunch. We decided to check out Maggies South Hill Grill here in Spokane. I had heard great things about Maggies over the past few years and have really been wanting to check it out.

Anyplace that is known for their amazing sweet potato fries is on my to do list. I am so happy to report that Maggie’s did not disappoint. In fact I think Maggie’s has taken a spot on my top 5 restaurant list here in Spokane.

OH MY GOODNESS!! The food and the service were exceptional! If you have been thinking about visiting Maggie’s or are looking for a great meal out head to the South Hill and check out Maggie’s! You will not be disappointed!


Maggie’s South Hill Grill is not a huge restaurant but dang do they produce some amazing food…. 

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Das Stein Haus Restaurant Spokane with a Gift Certificate!

A huge thank you to for giving us the opportunity to check out Das Stein Haus Spokane! We have been talking about going to dinner at Das Stein Haus for years! We pass by the restaurant almost daily when we are running errands and always comment that we need to try out their amazing German Food. Well thanks to a gift certificate we finally heading into Das Stein Haus Spokane for date night and I am so glad we did!

Das Stein Haus Spokane

Das Stein Haus is located in the Five Mile shopping center right off of Francis Ave. It is so easy to get to and there is ample parking so you don’t have to worry about finding a place to park.  Though it may have been a good thing to have to park a bit farther away after everything that I ate while I was at Das Stein Haus. Oh my goodness the food is AH-MAZING! We were not even done with dinner and we were already talking about when we were going to plan our next date at Das Stein Haus…. 

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Haunted Zombie Hike the woods are alive at Riverside State Park!

Are you a fan of zombies? Check out the Haunted Zombie Hike at Riverside State Park starting Friday Oct 11th through Oct 26th! The woods are alive with zombies and so much more!

John Zombie Hike

You never know what will be around the next corner as you walk among the zombies…….. 

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