Cork House Restaurant Liberty Lake Washington is a must visit!

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Oh my goodness I am so excited to share with you the new restaurant we found in the Spokane area. The Cork House Restaurant in Liberty Lake, Washington is Ah-Mazing!!!!

John found a gift certificate for the Cork House and checked out their menu online. He kept telling me the restaurant was going to be a winner and I was going to love it just from looking at their website.

From the moment we walked in the front door I was in love with this restaurant! The Cork House is currently decorated for the holidays and it was perfection. Simple, classy and not over the top just the way I like decorations.

We started off with drinks and they were delicious. I had a white chocolate cherry martini and it was sooo good and sooo strong. 1 martini and I was good to go for the rest of the meal. John enjoyed a great wine and loved it so much he brought the bottle home with him.

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The Cork House is one of the best local restaurants we have visited lately.

We were so impressed with the food, the service and the atmosphere!… 

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JJs Restaurant Spokane with

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Have you ever seen a restaurant and wanted to check it out but it was never the right moment.

That is what happened for us with JJs Restaurant. The restaurant is located in the same parking lot as our favorite grocery store. We drive by all the time and always talk about going but it never seems to be the right time.

John was looking at the website and found a gift certificate for JJs. We decided to make a visit happen for a lunch date.

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JJs is decorated with sports memorabilia and has a ton of tv’s available to watch your favorite teams. We visited during lunch so there was no special games playing but we did enjoy the fun upbeat atmosphere of the restaurant…. 

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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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