After maneuvering through the streets of Spokane to see the campuses of Washington State University and Gonzaga University, we found a parking spot on the street to check out Riverside Park. We filled two parking meters (one for the van and one for the camper) with all the coins we had; we had 45 minutes. All of us, even the son afraid of open heights, wanted to ride the sky gondola above the Spokane river and park. However, they were closed due to extreme heat "over 100*" That was okay, because there was so much more to see (art sculptures), hear (the falls), and do (play on the world's largest Radio Flyer wagon). If we lived here, we would spend lots of time all year round at this place. The residents apparently do as evidenced by the number of bicyclists, picnickers, and dog walkers...even in the heat. There are a variety of activities for families, young and old, to do here.