Saturday, July 17, 2010
A Day at the Lake
Twenty-five miles long, one hundred thirty-five miles of shoreline, averaging 120 feet deep, clear as a bell, blue as can be. Named Heart of Awl in French after the negotiating skill in trading of the Schee-Chu-Umsh Indians who lived in the area (the French traders likened those skills to the sharp point of the awl), Coeur D'Alene Lake is a sparkling counterpoint to the lovely town of Coeur D'Alene.
Mudgy and Millie characters that dot the Mudgy Moose Trail. Ya gotta love a town that honors the creations of one of its local residents while encouraging tourists and locals to explore the area.
Denny and I made the hour long drive here because years ago his brother Doug told us that he wanted to retire to Coeur D'Alene. That was before his diagnosis and death from lung cancer. So we wanted to see the place that so intrigued Doug and now we know why he wanted to live here. Good choice, Doug.