Here's a shot of Friendship Square in Downtown Moscow Idaho where I used to live in the early 1990's while I attended University of Idaho before transferring to Eastern Washington. Every time I first get into town I can't wait to leap out of the car and walk around Main Street where these pictures were taken.
The banner talks about the Moscow Farmer's Market opening up soon. School is already out so it's unusually quiet with the students away for break.
BookPeople is my favorite book store in the world. I mean I enjoy Powell's in Portland, and love the Tattered Cover in Denver, but BookPeople is unique. Bob the owner is usually there and friendly as always. He carries books that the big conglomerates don't carry. Bob recommended more than a few of my favorite reads of all time! If you are ever in Moscow, this is a must stop. Buy a book or magazine, then head down the street to One World Coffee before heading over to the old Hotel Moscow for happy hour...
Inside the Garden at the old Hotel. This is my old stomping grounds. It used to be a coffee shop up until 3pm and if you weren't 21 they would ask you to leave. I spent many an hour in here studying for finals, or talking with friends and blowing off steam. The juke box plays old Janice Japlin, Werewolves of London and Hendrix. Basically the good stuff when the world was (some might say) and easier place.
I remember an English Professor, Ed Hughes was his name. He sometimes held office hours here at the Garden on Monday nights. For those of you who lived in Moscow, Blue Monday at the Garden was manditory. So much nestalgia here! Moscow is about 80 miles South East of Spokane and home of Idaho's land grant University, the University of Idaho. It's less than 10 miles away from Washington's land Grant University, Washington State University in Pullman Washington. Moscow is considered one of the major cultural and arts center of both Idaho and the region. University of Idaho hosts the world renown Lionel Hampton Music Festival and has the state's major law school.