Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Lake

 Since we've arrived at the camping resort near Coeur d'Alene where we are working for the summer, it's been mostly cloudy and cool. We're anxiously awaiting days of sunshine! Mr. Keith has managed to find many back roads already, and we've done some exploring in our off hours. Here is a photo of the lake taken from a beach near the main part of town.

That is I-90 up there in the sky above the bay! We've been intrigued by how the freeway has been suspended in this particular stretch, named the "Veterans Memorial Centennial Highway". I believe the old highway followed the lake shore as far as it could, and the freeway still does most of the time. The roadway where we took this photo is part of the old highway, but it ends abruptly a little way from here. There is a great hiking path along the road, which borders the old Yellowstone Trail and the Mullan Road.

I love this photo! We took BigTruk out for a spin to make sure everything was working okay after his major surgery (new transmission). Mr. Keith snapped this photo showing the winding road we'd just traveled in our search for a good view of the high section of freeway that we had wanted to photograph. There will soon, we hope, be a day with sunshine and we will get some good pictures of beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene and the forested area that surrounds it.

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