InstaTrip >> Spokane

I'm guessing when most people hear "Spokane," they don't think "romantic getaway." But for us, it was perfect. Long car ride to somewhere random + pizza + fun bar + cheap hotel is our idea of a great time. We celebrated V-Day a little early, Andy and Sondra style...

The impetus for the trip was to get a heart shaped pizza from a place near and dear to our hearts ; Rocky Rococo. It's essentially fast food deep dish, but it is SO good. Rocky's pretty much only has locations in Wisconsin, but they used to have a few in Minnesota and we have fond memories of spending a few Valentine's Days there as young'ns. It's near and dear to our hearts, and when we discovered they have one location west of the Mississippi River and it happens to be in Spokane, that was enough for us. It was every bit as amazing as we remembered. Oh, and side note. I eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but Rocky's is on the exception list. :) We ended the night at a great bar with a stellar juke box, and a delicious French Gimlet.

Yesterday, we walked around the Riverfront downtown, which reminded me a lot of Minneapolis. We also hit up a thrift store and ate some great burritos before hitting the road. For us, the drive is half the fun. We love hitting the road with a pile of podcasts and watching the wide open spaces roll by.

It was a short and sweet trip, and now it's back to the grind. Do you have any special Valentine's Day traditions? How about anti-traditions?

shanti >> sondra


  1. I love car rides with lots of podcasts! And going to random places for a getaway :) That first pic with the windmills is SO pretty! I'm glad you had a good time. I've driven through Spokane but never spent time there, my cousin and her family live in that area and love it.

  2. Jennifer Stinnette2/20/13, 11:26 AM

    Oh my gosh - I grew up in Madison and used to LOVE Rocky Rococo (even though it really is the worst pizza in the world, which is quite an accomplishment in Wisconsin - where good pizza goes to die). I haven't thought about Rocky's in ages and now I would kill for a slice!

    Also, love your blog!


  3. Really? Spokane, WA? We went there for the V-day, too! hahah yeah, it's not the most romantic place on Earth but a little road trip is romantic by itself. You should come to Sandpoint and we can meet next time! It's very close and way more beautiful :-)
    Here's my post about our trip (mostly food photos:-)): http://chestnutmocha.blogspot.com/2013/02/road-trip-and-food.html