On July 26th, I wrote the following letter to the Davenport Motel:
We just wanted to let you know that out of our whole trip driving from Branson MO to Everett WA and back again by a different route, our night's stay in your motel was our favorite. In all, we stayed in six motels including mostly larger chains, but the Davenport Motel has the most comfortable bed!
At first we thought it a bother to have to phone the manager to come down, but your promptness and friendliness more than made up for it. We chose your smallest and least expensive room, but it was large enough, had everything we needed, as well as the great bed. We slept like logs.
We also enjoyed perusing the book you put together about Davenport, and it got us excited enough to tour the town the next day and even visit Katz Realty about the possibility of moving there. And we got a big kick out of the Church Bloopers on the last page!
We heartily recommend the Davenport Motel to anyone.
Would you please tell us what make of mattress, etc. you use to make your bed so comfortable? Feel free to write, email, or call us.
Thank you so much for a great memory of our trip.
Dale & Lili Lund"
And in reply came a homemade card that says "You've Made Our Day!" on the front, and on the inside, "Thank You! Guests like you are a pleasure! We look forward to serving you again."
And also inside was this handwritten note:
"Thank you so much for the very kind comments. The Bed is a 'Hampton & Rhodes' HR500 Plush Gel Infused Foam Core Mattress, purchased from the Mattress Firm.
Best wishes, Jeff & Elaine."
Solar Eclipse Viewing Programs to be presented at Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS Date: August 15, 2017 Contact: Denise Bausch, 509-754-7886 On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will cross North America from coast to coast. This historic event, which last occurred in 1918, will be viewed by millions of people around the world. Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will experience a partial eclipse in which the moon will cover almost 90% of the sun for approximately two minutes.
To celebrate this rare event, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area will be hosting three Eclipse Viewing Programs which the public is invited to attend. Visitors may view the eclipse through solar telescopes and receive a free pair of commemorative solar glasses. Children can earn their Junior Ranger badge by completing a special eclipse program or create their own solar eclipse to take home. Rangers and volunteers from Lake Roosevelt will also be taking part in citizen science to help expand our understanding of the sun and how solar eclipses affect the Earth.
The Eclipse Viewing Programs will be located at:
Crescent Bay in Grand Coulee – 9:00 to 1:00
For information contact: (509) 754-7843
Fort Spokane Visitor Center (23 miles north of Davenport, WA) – 9:00 to 1:00
For information contact: (509) 754-7893
Libraries of Stevens County - Kettle Falls Branch 605 Meyers Street – 9:45 to 11:30