Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Sandpoint, ID and Lake Pend Oreille

Today we visited Sandpoint, ID, which is about 45 miles east of the RV Resort. The drive was beautiful along the Pend Oreille lake. It is the largest & deepest lake in ID. It's 43 miles long, and has 111 miles of shoreline. The deepest part of the lake is 1358 feet, deep enough that the Navy tests submarines here.

Sandpoint is an interesting city that has a lot of art and cultural charm to the downtown. Unknown to us, it is the headquarters for one of Linda's favorite stores, Coldwater Creek. The flagship store was nice, but nothing was on sale. John really appreciated that, and also the wine bar upstairs. He had a good California Voigner while Linda shopped.

We didn't buy much, but we did buy something for little Iris, our niece. She'll have to wait to find out what we found for her.

John's in heaven as there's a lot of Moose stuff, including the cafe called The Mangy Moose. Luckily for Linda, there's not a lot of room in the motorhome for Moose stuff.

On the way back we were on the south side of the lake and though we could make it back to the campground that way on backroads. Well, the backroads started getting narrower, and then we saw a sign that stated "Pavement Ends". Rather than going back, we trusted our car GPS and finally made it back to blacktop and a bridge to get us over to the other side of the lake and home. It was a fun end to the day. Pearl was glad to see, as she though we got lost.

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Coldwater Creek headquarters but only Iris benefitted? Something doesn't match up there although I have to admit she's the cutest of everyone! Pearly seems to get her dinner late quite often...maybe you should bring her out here to SC and let me take care of her :)