In spring 2011 I was invited to take part in a plein air retreat about 100km west from Spokane. Lynne Haines contacted me trough the plein air artists website. First I hesitated, but then I decided to buy a ticket for two weeks. This was my first trip over the atlantic ocean. After 15 hours, 4 different airports and three flights I landed in Spokane, WA. The gallery shows the photos from the first three days. I was impressed by the vastness of the landscape. I have to confess that I never left Europe, and Europe is a crowded place, especially central Europe.