Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Exploring Idaho!

Off we went to Idaho! The Idaho border isn't far from Spokane, only 30 miles. So off we went. The boys were prepared to sit in the car for 1.5 hours as they did on our journey to Canada. Soon we saw the sign and they ticked off yet another state in the Ole U.S of A that they can say they have visited!
Lake Coeur d'Alene is beautiful and has beaches, water sports and mountains to boot! The day we visited it was cold and breezy!!

Mudgy Moose and Millie in Coeur d'Alene and the focus of a children's book.

Mudgy is the moose and millie is the mouse on his nose! clearly the boys were taken with the characters....
A stone arbor in the park on the lake Sea plane...the water was really choppy and it was COLD!

Beaches....quite a bit different from the boys are used to in Virginia!

on our way to the Cataldo Mission...and more views of the Lake
quaint little and not so little homes on the Lake.

We came across an Elk farm.

Snow on the mountains
The view from the Mission...those Jesuits really picked a beautiful spot. The park rangers tell us that steam boats brought passengers from Washington and Lake Coeur d'Alene to this point. A few of those passengers were Generals Custer and Sherman.
The Cataldo Mission
The view behind the mission

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