Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Benny and Joon

Well not much crocheting or knitting 
going on here but....
I did finish another dishcloth for MIL.
I do think it turned out cute and might have 
to make myself one too!  You can find the 
pattern here... Wheatfields Dishcloth.

I've also been enjoying a few summer drinks...
Strawberry Daiquiri's and Mud Slides!  

And what has been keeping me away 
from my hobby time???
We've been checking out the Benny and Joon House!
My daughter has an obsession for Johnny Depp and when
she found out the movie was filmed in Spokane....
she just had to go see for herself.

We ended up chatting with a gal who lived in 
the house while it was being filmed.  How fun
would that be to hang with the stars and 
watch it all come together.  Too cool!!

We also found out that the back porch scene
was built on stilts and not really part of the house.
The tree out front has since been removed
along with the mailbox across the street but
you can still see many characteristics that linger.
Like the front porch or the Maple Street Bridge
in the background.  Anyway, check out the pics
of my daughter hanging out.  
What an awesome fun day!!

PS. if you click on my title it will link
you to pics from the movie.

Maple Street Bridge in the background!

The Spokane River behind the house

Back porch of the Benny and Joon House!

Stairwell that leads to the river

This stairway leads to the river and is where I stood 
to take the picture of the back porch.  
They have a few chairs down there so you can 
hang out and watch mother nature but they
 had little water puddles in them or I would have taken
a pic sitting enjoying the view.  Instead you got this, lol!

This stairway is owned by the city

Then we headed out in the neighborhood 
where "the colorful people" live.  LOL!
This part of town where the movie was 
filmed is called Peaceful Valley.
It always had the stigma of drugs and
lower income folks but the city is 
trying to clean it up and I must say since
returning to Spokane it does look much better.
I thought I'd share a few of the homes
that stand out the most.  
I love it!!
But you just don't find this in
everyday neighborhoods.  Hmm!

The Witch House...seriously!

The sign says so... LOL!
Cowley School is a Historic Landmark
for Peaceful Valley.  You can read a 
little info here... Cowley School.

Named for Reverend Henry T. Cowley

Built in 1917

A typical Craftsman Bungalow
So there you go... a little history about a small
part of our wonderful city.
I hope they continue to clean the area up 
and more people move in and take back the rentals.  
This part of town really is magical 
and always brings a smile to my face.

Enjoy your back soon!
Cheers! ~M