Sandpoint, Idaho 10/02/2013

OCTOBER 2, 2013 (Wednesday)

 

Woke up and were shocked – it wasn’t raining. Looked like it wanted to but it wasn’t raining all day.

Lexi had spent the night at her Aunt Stacey’s so it was just Michael and I. We slept in, then we headed for the hot tub and the salt water pool. The pool is huge and we did a few laps then went back into the hot tub. After the second dip in the hot tub, we went to our respective bathrooms and showered and changed. The bathrooms have lockers and you’re given towels as you enter the rec room and hand the desk your card.

We got back to our room and waited for Stacey and Lexi. While we waited, Michael made the most delicious chili. We’re still wanting to use all our food so we don’t have to cart it to the East Coast. We still have so much food and only one more day to eat it. 

When Stacey and Lexi got here, we left for Sandpoint, which is about 50 miles from here (about an hour). It was a lovely drive and the town is so cute. Next time we want to walk around and explore the town more. Lots of unique and cute shops everywhere. 

Stacey and grumpy old man headed to Sandpoint, Idaho.

Stacey and grumpy old man headed to Sandpoint, Idaho.

We went through Oldtown, Idaho.

We went through Oldtown, Idaho.

Historic highway signs.

Historic highway signs.

Autumn colors have arrived.

Autumn colors have arrived.

Albeni Falls Dam.

Albeni Falls Dam.

View from the primary driver's perspective (backseat).

View from the primary driver’s perspective (backseat).

Lake Pend Oreille

Lake Pend Oreille

Logs

Logs

Logs

Logs

Got to worry about the forest a little.

Got to worry about the forest a little.

Lake Cocolalla.  There are so many lakes, I am so confused!

Lake Cocolalla. There are so many lakes, I am so confused!

Sandpoint, Idaho.

Sandpoint, Idaho.

 

Sandpoint is full of mom and pop looking eateries.

Sandpoint is full of mom and pop looking eateries.

Sandpoint marina.

Sandpoint marina.

Sandpoint city park.

Sandpoint city park.

City Beach.

City Beach.

A small inlet at the far end of Lake Pend Oreille.

A small inlet at the far end of Lake Pend Oreille.

Flying cows eating grass.

Flying cows eating grass.

Rainbow.

Rainbow.

Cold day on the swimming beach.

Cold day on the swimming beach.

Huckleberries are big in any form here.

Huckleberries are big in any form here.

Salmon is big up here.

Salmon is big up here.

Walked through an incredible store.  It had so much really cool, neat, and  beautiful stuff in so many different medias. I put just a tiny bit of what I saw and photographed.  They are at:  http://www.northwesthandmade.com/

Nice owl wisdom.

Nice owl wisdom.

Great craftsmanship and salmon is king.

Great craftsmanship and salmon is king.

Copper bear.

Copper bear.

The round table topon the left turns like a lazy susan, book racks and cup holders below.

The round table top on the left turns like a lazy susan, book racks and cup holders below.

Beautiful furniture.  Drawers are mounted on high dollar guides and work so smooth.

Beautiful furniture. Drawers are mounted on high dollar guides and work so smooth.

Nice metal art.

Nice metal art.

Chest of drawers, really nice and very well made.

Chest of drawers, really nice and very well made.

Bed, nice, fun.

Bed, nice, fun.

Really nice touch with the sockeyes and burl wood.

Really nice touch with the sockeyes and burl wood.

Nice rainbow trout.

Nice rainbow trout.

Chest with antler knobs.

Chest with antler knobs.

Antler knobs

Antler knobs

Essence of duck sublime.

Essence of duck sublime.

Bowl.  I was awe struck.

Bowl. I was awe struck.

I predict a hundred years from now this will be on antiques roadshow and be given a very high value as an incredible example of folk art.

I predict a hundred years from now this will be on antiques roadshow and be given a very high value as an incredible example of folk art.

This end table really caught my eye.

This end table really caught my eye.

Sandpoint shops

Sandpoint shops

Lake in Idaho.....

Lake in Idaho…..

So much water up here.

So much water up here.

Old car.

Old car.

We drove back and Michael and Lexi are going to do a workout. That was our day, hope yours was great!

 

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